MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University baseball program and head coach Tom Carty announced the signing of Paul Bordon today (June 2).
Bordon, a righty-hitting infielder, will enter with junior status after playing the last two seasons at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga. under head coach Travis McClanahan. He played his high school ball at Lakeside High in Evans, Ga., and was a teammate of current Bobcat centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.). Bordon also teamed with 2009 Bobcat early signee Martin Dewald at Gordon.
Bordon hit a team-high .353 as a sophomore, swatting 12 extra-base hits including two home runs. He also swiped 25 bases. As a freshman, he hit .329 with nine extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases.
"We are excited about signing a player of Paul's ability and mental make-up," said Carty. "Paul plays the game hard on every play and fits our style of bringing in versatile, athletic baseball players. He is capable of playing all three infield positions and will compete immediately for playing time. He has improved his baseball skills at Gordon while still holding a strong GPA, key skills for a Georgia College student-athlete."
In 2008, the team finished fifth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) standings, recording 30 wins for the fifth-straight season (33-24). The Bobcats landed their first All-PBC designated hitter since 2000 when Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) picked up the honor, and Michael Newman (Evans, Ga.) was named a Daktronics All-South Atlantic Region reliever.