By: Michael Hokanson, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College baseball (3-6, 0-2 PBC) worked to overcome Flagler College (4-4, 2-3 PBC) in the second game of this weekend's series, but the Saints stopped a late-game comeback and earned another win, 5-4.
Georgia College tried to stop Flager from achieving another early game lead. Though the Bobcats kept the Saints scoreless in the first inning, a single run in the second and another three in the third gave Flagler the early advantage. The Bobcats scored their first run in the fourth inning when a stolen third base by Brandon Purcell (Glennville) allowed Tanner Giesel (Naperville, Illinois) to earn an RBI on a single through the left side. The teams each chalked up an additional run in the sixth between scoreless innings in the fifth and seventh. Georgia College shortened the score gap in the eighth with runs from Matthew Miller (Escondido, California) and Purcell. However, a final scoreless inning meant another victory for the Saints, 5-4.
Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart), Giesel and Miller each recorded a single RBI this evening. The Bobcats managed a tie for stolen bases with Purcell and Green each taking one.
Reliever Cameron Busby (Grovetown) racked up an impressive six strikeouts across his seven innings on the hill. He faced 29 batters in the contest with only a single walked batter and two runs.
The Bobcats and the Saints battle for the final time of this weekend series tomorrow, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m.
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