MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 18 Georgia College & State University baseball team (1-5) didn't surrender a run past the first inning but it wasn't enough, as the Bobcats fell to Philadelphia University (1-0) 3-1 tonight (Feb. 13) at John Kurtz Field.
The Rams got three runs in the top of the first off starter Clay Mobbs (Cedartown, Ga.). Four-straight singles got PhilaU going with one out. Rob Fisher and Kyle Noonan drove in runs with singles, while Mike Anderson capped the scoring with an RBI on a sacrifice bunt.
The Bobcats struggled at the dish, getting no-hit until the seventh when second baseman Brooks Robinson (Evans, Ga.) went down the right field line for a triple. Fellow senior Derek Johns (Waynesville, Ga.) scored on the play, as he had reached on an error.
Georgia College left seven runners on base, thanks to six free passes from the Ram arms. In the bottom of the ninth, an Andrew Evans (Milledgeville, Ga.) pinch-hit single put runners on first-and-third, but GCSU couldn't capitalize.
Mobbs (0-1) took the loss in two innings of work, fanning one while allowing three runs on four hits and a walk. Ram starter Jared Farbman (1-0) tossed six no-hit innings, striking out eight for the win.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. hosting Southern Connecticut State University. It will be the season opener for the Owls.
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