MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 22 Georgia College Baseball squad (9-4, 6-0 PBC) stayed undefeated in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader and a series as well from Young Harris College (6-8, 2-4 PBC) by 12-5 and 19-15 scores at John Kurtz Field.
In game one, the Bobcats jumped up early with two in the first, including a solo home run from Matthew Miller (San Diego, California). YHC responded with five total runs over the second and third. After the relievers settled in for a few innings, Georgia College exploded for three in the sixth, two in the seventh and five in the eighth to run away with game one 12-5.
Righty reliever Bradly Cammack (Soperton) threw 6 1/3 shutout innings, scattering four hits and a pair of walks. He fanned six Mountain Lions to improve to 3-0. Cammack inherited a 5-2 deficit, and shut the door on Young Harris for the remainder of the game to allow Georgia College's bats to take over.
Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) went 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while leftfielder Nate Schmal (Cumming) also had four hits, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. He drove in two and scored twice. Wesley Wommack (Monroe) had three hits and scored twice, while Miller, Mike Warren (Atlanta) and Brandon Purcell (Glennville) had two hits each.
Game two was a pitcher's nightmare, the teams combining for 40 hits and 34 runs. Purcell starred in game two as well, finishing that contest 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, six RBIs and three runs. Miller swatted another home run in game two, going 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs. Centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) connected for a home run as well, going 2-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs. Shortstop Cal Gentry (Perry) made his bat busy in game two, posting four hits in six trips, scoring twice. Wommack had two more hits, two RBIs and a run.
Junior reliever Logan Howard (Cumming) was the benefactor of this run barrage, as the Bobcats had five multi-run innings. Howard (1-0) went two innings, allowing two runs and fanning four.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., traveling to Shorter University. This is a change to the original schedule that had Shorter coming to Milledgeville Tuesday. The Bobcats will now host the Hawks April 10.
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