Gentry Provides Walkoff Win for GC Baseball over CSU, 5-4

Junior second baseman Cal Gentry
Junior second baseman Cal Gentry
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Second baseman Cal Gentry (Perry) chopped a pitch up the middle in the bottom of the ninth, capping an amazing come-from-behind effort for Georgia College Baseball (24-18, 14-12 PBC) 5-4 over Columbus State University (27-16, 12-12 PBC) Friday night at John Kurtz Field.

The Bobcats were down 4-0 heading to the bottom of the eighth. GC tied the game there, setting up the thrilling finish in the ninth. Designated hitter Will Hudgins (Dunwoody) led off with a walk and was pinch run for by KC Brown (Rincon). After an out, catcher Austin Holloway (Social Circle) sliced a single through the right side, moving Brown to third. Gentry then followed with his chopper for the win to start the series with the Cougars.

Georgia College hit the bottom of the eighth with a gloomy outlook, six outs left and a 4-0 deficit. Rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe) cut the advantage in half with one swing of the bat, blasting a two-run shot to right, his sixth of the season.

Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) followed with a double, then centerfielder Cam Hill (Marietta) tripled to center. Birthday boy Cassius Young (Atlanta) tied the game with a sacrifice fly, setting up Gentry's heroics in the ninth.

Freshman Chris Rolick (Marietta) picked up the win in relief, throwing a hitless ninth and recording a strikeout. Rolick improves to 3-1 on the season.

Gentry finished 3-for-5 with a run and the RBI. Hill was 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in another, swiping two bases. Wommack finished with two hits in four trips, a run and two driven in.

The win puts Georgia College at 14-12, good for fifth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Standings. The Bobcats have two more conference games left, with the top eight in the league advancing to the PBC Tournament May 10 in St. Augustine, Florida.

GC Baseball is back in action tomorrow, April 27 at noon against the Cougars. Prior to the game, Georgia College will honor the 50th Anniversary Baseball Team from 1969.

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