MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Baseball (10-7, 6-3 PBC) swept the weekend series against the No. 16 University of North Georgia Nighthawks (11-7, 4-5 PBC) after they racked up another win Sunday at John Kurtz Field, 11-8.
Georgia College broke open a 7-7 game in the bottom of the seventh with three runs, all coming with two outs. Brandon Benson (Loganville) singled, advanced to second on a John Davis (Marietta) single then scored on a third-straight single from Garrett Green (Bogart). A Wesley Wommack (Monroe) double scored two more and gave the Bobcats the advantage they needed.
North Georgia came out strong at the very beginning of the game when a series of deftly placed hits allowed one Nighthawk after the other to score. The visiting team finished their first at-bat with five runs on the board before the Bobcats earned three of their own thanks in part to a first-inning home run by second baseman Tanner Giesel (Naperville, Illinois).
The Nighthawks added two more runs in the second, expanding their lead. A two-run triple from Dylan Cook (Portola Valley, California) followed by a scoring double by Brandon Purcell (Glennville) cut down the lead North Georgia had just gained. Following a scoreless third, center fielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) tied up the game 7-7 when he sent the ball over the fence in the fourth.
Both teams kept the game scoreless in innings five and six, setting up the deciding seventh.
Four Bobcats tied for leading the team in RBIs; Cook, Giesel, Purcell and Wommack each had two this afternoon. Cook earned the only triple of the game while Purcell, Wommack and Matthew Miller (Escondido, California) each made it to second on a hit.
Reliever Cameron Busby (Grovetown) (4-2) was tagged with today's win against North Georgia, his second win in the series. He kept the Nighthawks scoreless during all five of his innings pitching. During that time, he recorded two strikeouts and only gave up a single hit. Closing pitcher Chris Gammon (Chandler, Arizona) was credited with the save and two strikeouts in his two innings on the mound.
Georgia College baseball will be back in action on the road Wednesday, March 9, when they take on the University of Southern Indiana at Lakepoint Athletic Facility in Emerson, Georgia. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
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