MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The 1984 and 1985 Georgia College baseball teams were two of the best in program history. The then-Colonials’ first trip to the NAIA World Series came in 1984, followed by another appearance in the finals round in 1985, for back-to-back efforts. This weekend beginning with the Friday, April 2 game against Georgia Southwestern State University, the Bobcat baseball team will honor those two outstanding squads as part of Alumni Weekend festivities.
GCSU Athletics Hall of Famer John Kurtz put Georgia College baseball on the map as one of the top programs in the southeast, serving as head coach of these back-to-back excellent seasons.
Prior to the Bobcats’ game against the Hurricanes Friday at 6 p.m., the legendary coach’s widow Kathy Kurtz will throw out the honorary first pitch, joined on the field by attending members of the 1984 and 1985 teams.
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, Georgia College 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.