March 24, 2010

#19 Bobcats Clipped in Extra Innings by Pfeiffer, 9-8

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

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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.


Georgia College had three batters, first baseman Matt Pitts (Brunswick, Ga.), third baseman Brett George (Dacula, Ga.) and second baseman Jason Veyna (Lamar, Colo.), record two hits each.


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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