ROME, Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (7-7) earned its first road victory of the season Wednesday, evening out their record in a 7-2 win at Shorter University (7-9).
The Bobcats broke open a 1-1 game with a three-run third, and then GC pitching took over, surrendering just one run over the final seven frames to seal the win.
In the third, John Davis (Marietta) led off with a walk and after a pair of outs, stole second. Logan Mattix (Loganville) brought the runner home with a double, and Dylan Cook (Portola Valley, California) immediately followed with a home run to left center, the senior second baseman's third round-tripper of the year.
Four Bobcat relievers combined to hold the Hawks scoreless for the final five innings, surrendering just one hit and a walk over that stretch, while fanning nine. Bryce Bush (Phoenix, Arizona) got the victory (2-0) with two innings of work, giving way to Kyle Ward (Rincon), Grant Khan (Richmond, Texas) and Chris Gammon (Chandler, Arizona) for scoreless innings each. Khan was the most impressive, striking out the side in the eighth.
First baseman Tanner Giesel (Naperville, Illinois) finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored, and Mattix joined him with a multi-hit outing of 2-for-4, driving in one and scoring one. Miller and Cook tallied a pair of RBIs each.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 4 at 4 p.m., playing host to No. 16 University of North Georgia for the start of a three-game set.
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