by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Head coach Tom Carty's Georgia College & State University baseball team (7-4) found their way into the first National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) region rankings of the 2010 season. The Bobcats are ranked No. 8 in the Southeast Region Poll.
The Bobcats have won seven-straight games including a four-game sweep of Millersville University and taking three games from the University of Indianapolis.
Georgia College is one of seven schools from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) to make the NCBWA region poll. Francis Marion University and Columbus State University are ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Lander University took No. 6 while Armstrong Atlantic State University is at No. 7. USC Aiken and North Georgia rounded out the top-10.
Carty's ‘Cats return to the ballfield Friday, March 5 at 6 p.m. against North Georgia, kicking off PBC play.
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, GCSU 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.