March 25, 2011

Bobcat Baseball Remains in Nation’s Top-10

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (21-7, 6-3 PBC) and head coach Tom Carty have kept spots in the top-10 of all three national polls released this week. The highest spot GC owns is the No. 3 position in the College Baseball Lineup top-30.

The Bobcats maintained the third slot in the CBL poll, as Mount Olive College held on to the No. 1 spot. Five Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools are on the list of 30, as No. 10 UNC Pembroke is second. Armstrong Atlantic takes No. 12, followed by No. 14 Francis Marion University and No. 18 Columbus State University.

In the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Rankings, the Bobcats stay at No. 5. Undefeated Emporia State University keeps the top spot in this list. Five PBC schools are listed, again led by the Bobcats. UNCP is No. 7, with Armstrong Atlantic No. 12 and FMU at No. 16. CSU rounds out the bunch in No. 27.

In the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top-25, GC slips from seventh to ninth, with Emporia State again owning the top spot. Just three PBC schools made the top-25, as the Bobcats lead No. 10 UNCP and No. 22 AASU.

The Bobcats are led at the plate by senior rightfielder Shawn Ward (Evans, Ga.) hitting a cool .432 with four home runs and a team-best 46 RBI. Senior righty Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) is an impressive 4-0 with a 3.77 ERA and 34 strikeouts over six starts.

Georgia College baseball is back in action Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m., hosting USC Aiken a doubleheader at John Kurtz Field.

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