February 21, 2009

Georgia College Gets First Conference Win of Season

by Tyler Peck, sports information student assistant

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The baseball team at Georgia College & State University (7-4, 1-0 PBC) got their first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win today (Feb. 21) against rival, Armstrong Atlantic State University (6-4, 0-1 PBC).

The Bobcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Brooks Robinson (Evans, Ga.) belted a two-run home run after a Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) single.

Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) was lights out for Georgia College. The sophomore righty threw seven innings only giving up one run, striking out six and recording his second win of the season (2-0).

Armstrong Atlantic scored a run in the top half of the fifth when Josh Wilson scored off a Alex Whyche single.

Georgia College went up 3-1 in the sixth after Muoio knocked in Buddy Elmore (Dallas).

The Pirates scored again in the eighth. Bryan Roby crossed the plate after Carlos Cardza-Oqundo singled.

With the score 3-2 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Bobcats knew they needed to get some runs on the board to ensure the victory. Senior Pete Paris (Scranton, Pa.) blasted a homer over the right center wall to start the inning.

Brett George (Dacula, Ga.) followed with a single. Robinson doubled moving George to third, where he would score on a ChandlerSnell (Loganville, Ga.) fielder's choice.

The Bobcats led 5-2 going into the top of the ninth. Martin Dewald (Mannehim, Germany) surrendered one run in the inning but was able to hold on for the save, his second.

The Bobcats finish the three-game set with the Pirates with a doubleheader tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

The Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.