Pitching Effort Fit for a King as GC Baseball Downs #4 North Georgia, 9-2

Junior pitcher Kyle King
Junior pitcher Kyle King

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior righty Kyle King (Johns Creek) came one out away from a complete game Saturday, spinning a gem in putting the Georgia College Baseball team (13-9, 7-5 PBC) over No. 4 University of North Georgia (16-8, 6-5 PBC) 9-2 Saturday at John Kurtz Field.

King held the Nighthawks in check outside of a two-run home run in the sixth. He went 8 2/3 innings with six hits and a walk, striking out five to get his first win of the season (1-0). King set UNG down in order for the first trip through the lineup. He also set them down 1-2-3 in the eighth, bookending strikeouts.

The Bobcats got the scoring started with a two-run double from shortstop Jayson Cook (Smyrna) in the first. After the UNG home run tied the game in the sixth, designated hitter Will Hudgins (Dunwoody) blasted a two-run shot to right center, making this his third-straight game with a home run.

GC tacked on four more runs in the eighth, getting RBI singles from Cam Hill (Marietta), Cassius Young (Atlanta) and Wesley Wommack (Monroe).

Cook finished 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Wommack added two hits and an RBI.

The win gives the Bobcats a series victory with the Nighthawks, and they will go for the series sweep tomorrow, March 17 at 1 p.m.

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