MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – When the No. 16 Georgia College & State University baseball team (17-10, 9-3 PBC) hosts Georgia Southwestern State University (18-8, 8-4 PBC) this weekend at John Kurtz Field plenty of familiar faces will be in the audience, as Bobcat baseball will host Alumni Weekend.
Georgia College baseball is inviting all alumni and families back for the weekend series, starting with a single game Friday, April 2 at 6 p.m. with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.
Prior to Friday night’s game, the baseball program will feature the first two NAIA World Series teams in school history. The 1984 and 1985 teams will be honored as Kathy Kurtz, widow of GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame coach John Kurtz will throw out the first pitch. After the contest will be a pizza social for alumni.
During Saturday's doubleheader will be a cookout at Kurtz Field, with all Georgia College baseball alumni welcome to attend.
The Bobcats are winners of six of their last eight, including a sweep of then-No. 5 Columbus State University and taking two of three with then-No. 7 USC Aiken in consecutive weekends. Senior righthander Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) has twice been named the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Pitcher of the Week this season, and senior centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) has picked up back-to-back PBC Player of the Week honors.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.