by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Bobcat baseball team at Georgia College & State University finished the series against Millersville University (0-4) Sunday afternoon with a game that saw at least one team score every inning but the ninth. The Bobcats out-lasted the Marauders 19-14, running the GCSU win streak to four straight games, now .500 (4-4) on the 2010 season.
Senior outfielder Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.) returned to the starting lineup today after missing the Bobcats' last four games. Allen looked as he never missed a beat, going 3-for-6, including a three-run home run in the third. Allen led the team with four RBI and even stole a base.
Infielders Chandler Snell (Loganville, Ga.) and Jason Veyna (Lamar, Colo.) each went 3-for-5 in the game, scoring twice and knocking in two. Veyna also stole a base.
The "Killer P's" Matt Pitts (Brunswick, Ga.) and Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) combined for three hits, five runs scored and five RBI. Pitts leads the team with 16 RBI and Pirkle is right behind him with 14. Pitts was also quick on the basepaths as he stole two bases in the game.
Martinez native Shawn Ward continues to stroke the ball for the Bobcats as he hit a solo homer in the fifth and is third on the team with 10 RBI.
Lefty Jason Nicholas (Wright City, Mo.) started for Georgia College, pitching four innings but junior Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.) came in at the top of the sixth, threw two innings for the ‘Cats and got the win (1-1). Dillon Waters (Suwanee, Ga.) pitched the final two innings to get his first career save at Georgia College.
Georgia College is on the road Wednesday, Feb. 24 against Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. at 3 p.m.
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