MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - When Georgia College & State University baseball (14-6) entered the bottom of the sixth down 9-0, few thought they had the chance for another legendary comeback. But when the dust cleared, Brett George (Dacula, Ga.) crossed the plate on a Chandler Snell (Loganville, Ga.) sacrifice fly and the Bobcats had beaten No. 27 Pfeiffer University (16-7-1) 10-9 today (March 11) at John Kurtz Field.
Georgia College scored four in the sixth and six more in the ninth for an amazing win.
Buddy Elmore (Dallas) started the sixth with a solo home run. After a single by Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) and a walk to George, Matt Pitts (Brunswick, Ga.) ripped a double into the leftfield corner scoring two more. Snell then capped the four-run inning with an RBI single.
In the ninth down 9-4, Derek Johns (Waynesville, Ga.) scored two with a single to left to get the run parade started. Muoio added another on single of his own. A George fielder's choice plated another run, then senior Danny McCorkell (Wentzville, Mo.) singled home the game-tying run, setting up Snell's game-ending fly.
Junior Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) tossed the final 1 2/3 innings, improving to 4-1 while fanning four and allowing just one single. Falcon closer Andrew Oliver (1-1) gave up three runs, with one earned over 2/3 of an inning in the loss.
Falcon shortstop Josh Strickland set the table well today, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run. Catcher Jesse Dunn smacked a blast off the scoreboard in left center, going 2-for-5 with two runs and a pair of RBI. Centerfielder Ethan Marsh was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Pitts finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) had three hits in four trips, including a double. Muoio was 2-for-4 with a run and one driven in.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. against No. 7 North Georgia.
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