GC Athletics Puts 90 on PBC Presidential Honor RollMARTINEZ, Ga. - The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 90 Georgia College student-athletes making the list. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2010-11 academic year.
Former Bobcat Pirkle Reports to Tri-CityPASKO, Wash. – Former Georgia College baseball standout Richard Pirkle (2007-11) was recently drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, and has reported to his minor league assignment.
Former Bobcat Pirkle Chosen in MLB DraftSEACAUCUS, N.J. – The “Nightmare from Norcross” will now be giving professional pitchers sleepless nights. Senior catcher Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) of the Georgia College baseball team was chosen by the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Pirkle was chosen in the 35th round with pick 1,068.
GC Baseball’s Funk Named All-American by NCBWADALLAS – Junior shortstop Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.) of the Georgia College baseball team was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II All-America teams, the organization announced recently. Funk picked up a spot on the first team, the only Peach Belt Conference (PBC) player to do so.
Funk, Ward Named All-American by ABCACARY, N.C. – Junior shortstop Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.) and senior outfielder Shawn Ward (Evans, Ga.) of the Georgia College baseball team were named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division II All-America teams, the organization announced recently.
GC Baseball’s Parson PBC Academic Honorable MentionMARTINEZ, Ga. – Georgia College baseball’s senior relief pitcher Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.) was named an honorable mention to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Baseball All-Academic Team, the conference office announced recently.
Bobcat Baseball Gets Three NCBWA Region HonoreesWILSON, N.C. – The Georgia College baseball team put three players on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Southeast Region teams, the organization announced recently.
GC’s Ward, Funk, Guinane Named All-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Mich – The Georgia College baseball team put three players on the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Southeast Region Teams, the organization announced recently.
McKay Takes Final Bobcat Athlete of the WeekMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior second baseman Luke McKay (Augusta, Kan.) of the Georgia College baseball team (35-17) was named the final Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the 2010-11 season for his efforts during the week ending May 15. This marks the first such honor for McKay and the fourth for the Bobcat Baseball team this season.
GC Baseball Falls to FMU 6-2, Eliminated from PBC TournamentCOLUMBUS, Ga. – The road to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Championship came to an abrupt halt Tuesday for Georgia College baseball (35-17), as the Bobcats lost 6-2 to regular-season champion Francis Marion University (37-13) on day two of tournament action.
Ward Leads Bobcat Four on All-PBC ListCOLUMBUS, Ga. – Rightfielder Shawn Ward (Evans, Ga.) was named the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Co-Player of the Year Saturday night at the PBC Baseball Awards Banquet, joining three other Bobcats in taking home All-PBC honors.
Funk Chosen Bobcat Athlete of the WeekMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior shortstop Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.) of the No. 15 Georgia College baseball team (35-15) was chosen Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the Week ending May 1. This marks the first such honor for Funk and the third for Bobcat baseball this season.
#15 GC Baseball Among PBC Tournament FieldMARTINEZ, Ga. – The No. 15 Georgia College baseball team (35-15) took the No. 2-seed in the Peach Belt Conference West Division, and has learned their fate for the upcoming PBC Tournament. The Bobcats will take on East No. 3-seed UNC Pembroke (38-10) Sunday, May 8 at 9 a.m. in Columbus, Ga. at Golden Park.
Late Rallies Send #19 Bobcats Past #14 AASU in SweepMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Relying on a pair of late rallies, the No. 19 Georgia College baseball team (35-15, 15-9 PBC) swept a doubleheader from No. 19 Armstrong Atlantic (33-15, 14-10 PBC) 6-5 and 6-2 Saturday at John Kurtz Field. The Bobcats pull of the series sweep from the Pirates thanks to a win Friday night as well.
Pirkle Wins Kurtz Award, Smashes Homer in 6-1 Bobcat WinMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior catcher Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) was announced prior to the game as the John Kurtz Award recipient, then promptly powered a 6-1 win for No. 19 Georgia College baseball (33-15, 13-9 PBC) over No. 14 Armstrong Atlantic (33-13, 14-8 PBC) at Kurtz Field Friday night.
Pettepher Named Bobcat Athlete of the WeekMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior righthander Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) of the No. 19 Georgia College baseball team (32-15, 12-9 PBC) was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 24. This is the first such honor for Pettepher and the second for Bobcat baseball this season.
#19 GC Baseball Falls at Erskine, 7-5DUE WEST, S.C. – No. 19 Georgia College baseball (32-15) couldn’t respond to another late surge from Erskine College (27-21) Monday, falling 7-5. The loss ends an eight-game win streak for the Bobcats.
#21 Bobcat Baseball Grounds Flying Fleet, 4-3MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In a battle of high-powered offenses the pitchers ruled, as No. 21 Georgia College (30-14) edged Erskine College (26-19) 4-3 at John Kurtz Field Friday night. Senior righty Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) went the distance for his second complete-game victory of the season.
Fourth Annual Eggstravanganza is Big SuccessMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Athletics Department paired with baseball to host an Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 17 following the Bobcats 9-5 win over the University of Montevallo.
Bobcat Baseball Among Nation and Region BestMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (29-14, 12-9 PBC) and head coach Tom Carty have kept spots in two of the three national polls released this week, and have earned a slot in the first NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings. GC ranks No. 21 in the country and No. 8 in the region.
#21 GC Baseball Wins in Thriller, 6-5MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 21 Georgia College baseball team (29-14) got its second walk-off win in three games, topping Valdosta State University (18-21) 6-5 Tuesday at John Kurtz Field. Designated hitter Ikaika Anderson (Austell, Ga.) pulled a bounding ball through the left side to plate the winning run.
#24 GC Baseball Tops Montevallo 9-5 for Series SweepMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (28-14, 12-9 PBC) stays in the hunt in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division thanks to a three-game sweep of the University of Montevallo (18-23, 6-15 PBC), capped by Sunday’s 9-5 victory at John Kurtz Field.
#24 GC Baseball to Serve as Miracle League “Buddies” FridayMACON, Ga. – As part of their ongoing relationship with the Macon Miracle League, the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (24-14, 9-9 PBC) and head coach Tom Carty are proud to announce the Bobcats will serve as Miracle League Buddies for games Friday night.