#1 Baseball Drops First Home Game of Season, 11-3
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A 14-game win streak came to a close for the No. 1 Georgia College baseball team (17-3) Tuesday night, falling to Ohio Dominican University (2-2) 11-3 at John Kurtz Field.
The Panthers pounded out 16 hits and 11 runs while not committing a single error.
GC scored first with a run in the first, when rightfielder Shawn Ward (Evans, Ga.) tripled home centerfielder Patrick Daugherty (Kennesaw, Ga.) who had led off with a double. The Panthers then responded with an 11-run rally before the Bobcats scored again in the eighth.
ODU starter Alex Borgan threw seven strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits, fanning six and walking a pair.
GC had just seven hits, led by Daugherty and leftfielder Josh Young (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.) with a pair each. Daugherty was 2-for-2 with a run and RBI, while Young hit 2-for-3, driving in one.
Junior righty Walker McKinven (Lake Bluff, Ill.) took the loss (0-1), throwing just 3 1/3 innings with five runs. The loss also ends a 10-game win streak at home.
The Panthers had six multi-hit performers, including a 3-for-4 effort with an RBI and two runs from catcher JT Feldkamp. The 6-through-9 batters in the order had a combined eight hits, seven RBI and six runs scored.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader at Augusta State University.
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