MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University baseball team (35-15) dropped its lone game last week in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament, but managed to keep national top-20 ranking spots in three different polls. The Bobcats were No. 9 in Collegiate Baseball Magazine, No. 12 in the Ping! Division II Poll, and No. 19 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association (NCBWA) list.
The Bobcats dropped one spot to No. 9 in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine top-30, and are listed third among PBC schools. No. 4 Columbus State University and No. 6 Francis Marion University lead the Bobcats, with North Georgia at No. 21, and UNC Pembroke at No. 22.
The Bobcats fell three slots to No. 12 in the Ping! top-30, and are again listed third among PBC schools. No. 7 Columbus State and No. 8 Francis Marion are again ahead of Georgia College.
Georgia College dropped just one spot to No. 19 in the NCBWA top-25, and is listed third among PBC schools. No. 8 CSU and No. 13 FMU again hold the two spots in front of the Bobcats.
The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, May 13 at 11 a.m. in the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament against No. 8 Mount Olive College in Florence, S.C.
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