February 27, 2010

Bobcats Continue Streak, Win Fifth and Sixth in a Row

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The baseball team at Georgia College & State University (6-4) continued its streak Saturday, winning two games over University of Indianapolis (2-5) at John Kurtz Field.  With hits aplenty, the Bobcats took game one 16-4 and won 10-7 in game two.

Georgia College's Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.), Jason Veyna (Lamar, Colo.) and ChandlerSnell (Loganville, Ga.) each had three RBI in game one.

The Bobcats started off with a bang, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first, batting through the lineup. Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) scored on a wild pitch, Muoio hit a two-run RBI single and Snell singled to right field to knock in two. Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.) singled to get Veyna across the plate.

The eighth was another strong inning for head coach Tom Carty's ‘Cats as they scored six more runs. Snell started the inning with a double and eventually scored after Allen and Harrell walked and Pirkle was hit by a pitch. Later in the inning, Venya hit a three-run double to score Paul Bordon (Martinez, Ga.), Muoio and Brett George (Dacula, Ga.).

The Bobcats only had 10 hits off 31 plate appearances but managed to score 16 runs to get the win.

Matt Kaplan (Alpharetta, Ga.) got his second-straight win (2-0) for the Bobcats, throwing 7 1/3 innings with eight hits, four earned runs and five strikeouts.

Aryn Ross went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Indianapolis and Adam Akin also had an RBI going 2-for-3.

For the second-straight weekend series, Preseason All-American closer Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) got the start in game two. Dewald went six innings for the victory (2-1), allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out five. Ryan Tabor (Lawrenceville, Ga.) struck out two batters in the seventh and Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.) recorded six strikeouts facing only nine batters in the final two innings.

After giving up four runs in the first, Georgia College got runs in the first four innings of the game, rattling of two runs in the first, three in the second and a run each in the third and fourth.

Catcher Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) went 3-for-3 in game two, knocking a two-run home run to right in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Martinez, Ga. native Shawn Ward hit a two-run round-tripper. Drew Goodman (Kennewick, Wash.) and Veyna each went 2-for-3, Goodman scoring twice and Veyna once.

The Greyhounds attempted a comeback scoring two runs in the eighth but in the end the Bobcats held on to win 10-7.

Travis Capps led Indianapolis with two RBI in game two going 1-for-4 in the game.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Feb. 28 at noon for the final game in the series against University of Indianapolis at John Kurtz Field.

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