by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The No. 19 Bobcat baseball team at Georgia College & State University (15-9) lost in 11 innings at Pfeiffer University (17-18) 9-8 Wednesday, as each team threw six pitchers in the contest.
The Bobcats put up five runs in the fifth to go up 6-5 as Veyna hit a three-run homerun, his first as a Bobcat. The second baseman finished with a team-best three RBI. Also in the fifth, Pitts singled to score centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) and leftfielder Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.). Harrell had a team-high three runs scored.
The ‘Cats were up a run, 8-7 going into the bottom of the eighth when the Falcons’ Myles Pearl hit a solo round-tripper to tie the game.
The tie stayed intact until the bottom of the 11th, when first baseman Will Davis led off with a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Pfeiffer’s Eric Shoemaker hit the game-winning RBI as the Falcons won 9-8. Davis led the team going 4-for-6 and scoring twice.
John McDaniel got the win for Pfeiffer as Bobcats’ reliever Ryan Tabor (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was credited for the loss (1-1). Tabor went 2 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and just the one run. Each of GCSU’s six pitchers gave up at least one score.
Georgia College travels to face conference foe No. 7 USC Aiken starting with a doubleheader Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m.
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