By Michael Hokanson, Sports Information Assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia College Baseball (29-16, 17-11 PBC) claimed the first game of the weekend series against the Augusta University Jaguars (29-17, 17-10 PBC). The Bobcats established an early lead and kept pushing forward, earning a 12-5 win.
The Bobcats had an exciting start to the game when Brandon Benson (Loganville) plated two runs in the first inning with a home run cracked past left center. He picked up another RBI in the following inning just before second baseman Dylan Cook (Portola Valley, California) put three more runs on the board with an explosive homer to right field. Augusta recovered and earned their first two runs before both team went scoreless in the third. The teams matched performance in the fourth with two runs each before another scoreless inning passed.
Freshman Wesley Wommack (Monroe) sent in a runner in the sixth before another scoreless inning, but Tanner Giesel (Naperville, Illinois) shattered the stillness with a home run to left field. Logan Mattix (Loganville) sent out the Bobcat's fourth home run in the final inning. Augusta got a home run themselves in the last inning, but it was not enough to reach the Bobcats' lead and Georgia College added another conference victory, 12-5.
The Bobcats had a very impressive day at the plate with Benson and Cook racking up three RBIs apiece while Giesel and Wommack had two each. Mattix had a single RBI, but he had the best batting average on the team with 4-for-5 with a single, a pair of doubles and a home run.
Today's game marked the 10th with for pitcher Cameron Busby (Grovetown) this season. Busby came into the game at the top of the fourth and pitched for five innings. During that time, he struck out six of Augusta's batters and only gave up two hits.
The Bobcats continue the series against Augusta University with game beginning 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 30.
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