April 22, 2010
#10 Bobcats Use Late Inning Scores to Get by North Greenville, 12-10
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
S.C. – Scoring seven runs
in the game’s final three innings, the No. 10 Georgia College
& State University baseball team (31-12) won its fifth-straight
game defeating North Greenville University (37-10) Thursday by the
score of 12-10. First baseman Matt Pitts
Ga.) drove home the game-winner
in the top of the ninth.
Rightfielder Shawn Ward
continued to have a hot bat
for the ‘Cats as he unloaded with two home runs and five RBI.
The junior along with centerfielder Sean
led the squad with three
hits each as Ward went 3-for-6 and Harrell was 3-for-5 on the
Leftfielder Kyle Allen
catcher Richard Pirkle
and designated hitter
all added two hits apiece
for the Bobcat offense. Allen and Pitts both tallied an RBI while
scoring twice, as the “Nightmare from Norcross” hit a
two-run blast in the fifth inning to get the Bobcats within two, a
7-5 NGU lead.
Ward hit a two-run blast in the third and later in the seventh
added another two-run shot as Georgia College accumulated five runs
to go up 10-7. North Greenville came right back, scoring two runs
in the seventh and adding another run in the eighth.
With the score knotted up at 10, Allen started the ninth
inning off with a single and advanced to second on a Harrell
sacrifice bunt. Pitts hit an RBI single to score Allen and advanced
to second on the throw home. Pitts then swiped his team-best 22nd
stolen base of the year to get to third, eventually scoring to put
the Bobcats up 12-10.
Reliever Ryan Tabor (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
able to pick up the win (4-4) going 1 2/3 innings allowing two
hits, one walk and two strikeouts.
Randy Stegall and Adam Taylor led the Crusaders with three
hits a piece as Taylor had a team-high four RBI.
Georgia College finishes the series with North Greenville
Friday, April 23 a doubleheader, the first contest starting at 1:30
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