By Michael Hokanson, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Baseball (26-16, 15-11 PBC) earned a second victory after the Saturday night game against Young Harris College (12-34, 6-14 PBC). The 6-3 win is the second for the Bobcats in this weekend's three-game series against the Mountain Lions.
Sophomore pitcher Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek) was tagged with a well-deserved win after keeping the Mountain Lions scoreless for six of his eight innings on the mound. Of the 34 batters he faced, right-handed Hecht sent nine back to the dugout with strikeouts. He gave up just three runs from seven hits with only a single error. Tonight's win brings Hecht's record to 6-2 for the season.
Young Harris put up an early run in the first when a Mountain Lion crossed home with two outs on the board. Without any runs in the first, the Bobcats gained the lead in the second after a sac fly from Garrett Green (Bogart) and a single from Wesley Wommack (Monroe) gave Georgia College a one-run advantage. Brandon Purcell (Glennville) plated the third Bobcat run of the game in the following inning, but Young Harris tied the game up in the fourth after a home run added two runs. Two uneventful innings later, the Bobcats regained the lead in the seventh, doubling their total runs through a combination of deft hits and errors by the visiting team. The final two innings wrapped up quickly with only three batters stepping up to the plate each at-bat and the Bobcats picked up their second win of the weekend, 6-3.
The Bobcats had an even spread for RBIs in the second game against Young Harris. Green, Purcell, Wommack, Brandon Benson (Loganville) and Matthew Miller (Escondido, California) each earned a single RBI during game two against the Mountain Lions. Benson led the team in doubles with a pair while Logan Mattix (Loganville) had one of his own.
Georgia College Baseball and Young Harris finish of the series tomorrow, April 24, with a final game starting at 1 p.m.
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