MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (3-4) was defeated by the University of West Georgia (8-0) in a shootout at John Kurtz Field Wednesday evening, 18-12.
The Bobcats came out swinging, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first to give them an early 4-0 advantage heading into the top half of the second. The four-run first by the Bobcats woke up the West Georgia bats. The Wolves posted a whopping 12 runs in the top half of the inning, with nine of those runs coming with two outs. Georgia College managed to push one across in the bottom half of the second but still trailed by a 12-5 margin.
The second inning was difference in the game with the Wolves maintaining that lead throughout the contest. The Bobcats were able to get within six, but that was in the final inning of play.
Some notable Bobcat performances came from leadoff hitter Cal Gentry (Perry) and Mike Warren (Atlanta) who both had a pair of hits and drove in a combined three runs. Nate Schmal (Cumming) also had a decent night at the dish going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Junior Logan Howard (Cumming) saw some solid middle relief innings, tossing 2 1/3 with four punchouts and back-to-back one, two, three innings.
The Bobcats look to get back on track when they head into Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play this weekend, traveling to Georgia Southwestern University Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
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