April 15, 2009

#8 Baseball Whips West Georgia, 11-5

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 8 Georgia College & State University baseball (29-11) rattled off 15 hits in an 11-5 rout of the University of West Georgia (13-25) today (April 15) at John Kurtz Field.

Designated hitter Buddy Elmore (Dallas) and rightfielder Derek Johns (Waynesville, Ga.) had three hits apiece to pace the Bobcat offensive onslaught. The 3-4-5 hitters went a combined 9-for-13 with eight RBI and seven runs.

Georgia College got three in the very first inning, getting RBI singles from Johns, Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) and Brooks Robinson (Evans, Ga.). All told, the Bobcat bats had four multi-run innings.

Johns finished 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, while Elmore was 3-for-4 plating a pair and scoring twice, including a two-run home run in the third. Muoio was 2-for-2 with an RBI, and catcher Pete Paris (Scranton, Pa.) added a 2-for-3 effort, scoring once and driving in two. Junior Andrew Evans (Milledgeville, Ga.) knocked a two-run laser-beam over the leftfield fence in the sixth in his only trip to the plate.

Junior righty Kyle Cravey (Cordele, Ga.) nabbed the win (3-0) going the first three innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits and fanning one.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader at UNC Pembroke.

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