April 27, 2010
Bobcat Baseball Continues to Tear Through National Rankings
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
>>>Collegiate Baseball Magazine
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College
& State University baseball team (33-12, 17-4 PBC) continues
their climb to the top of three national polls. The Bobcats are
eighth in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine poll, seventh
in the PING! Baseball Top-30 rankings and are No. 12 in the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) list.
Georgia College went undefeated at 4-0 last week, including a
three-game sweep of North Greenville University. The team started
the week with an 8-4 victory over then No. 14 Valdosta State
University, which was head coach Tom
100th win in his third season at Georgia
College. The Bobcats then swept North Greenville with scores of
12-10, 7-4 and 8-3.
The ‘Cats slid up another two slots in the
Collegiate Baseball Magazine poll, reaching No. 8, the
highest ranking of the 2010 season. Georgia College is second among
the six Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed. Francis Marion
University is the highest-ranked PBC team at No. 6, while Columbus
State University is at No. 10 followed by North Georgia at No. 19,
No. 21 UNC Pembroke and No. 25 USC Aiken.
In the PING! rankings, Georgia College jumped up four spots
from No. 11 to seventh as four other PBC teams were ranked in the
top-30. Francis Marion stayed put at sixth, Columbus State fell to
No. 11, USC Aiken fell to No. 23, while North Georgia moved up
three spots to No. 26.
The Bobcats are the highest-ranked conference team in the
NCBWA poll at No. 12. The Patriots are at No. 13 while the Cougars
are listed at No. 25.
Georgia College hosts No. 20 Erskine College Wednesday, April
28 at 6 p.m. in the final home game of the regular season.
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
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