April 26, 2011

Miracle League Day at John Kurtz Field: A Day to Remember

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by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 21 Georgia College baseball team (32-15, 12-9 PBC) and head coach Tom Carty were pleased to host Miracle League Day Saturday, April 23 at John Kurtz Field. 

"We really enjoy our time supporting the Miracle League of Macon," said Carty. "It was great to see Dy'Lon and Grant interact with our team. Their smiles are why we do what we do." 

The biggest, little Bobcat fans Dy'Lon Rayford and Grant Smith from the Macon Miracle League were in attendance on Saturday. Rayford and Smith joined for a pair of ceremonial first pitches to kick off the doubleheader against Erskine College. The baseball team will be sending a $100 check to the Miracle League of Macon and would like to thank all those fans that contributed with donations Saturday for this great cause. 

Miracle League Day began and ended with joy as the Bobcats swept the Flying Fleet on a walk off hit in the first game 9-8 and with ease in the second, 7-0. The Bobcats come back home Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. to face No. 14 Armstrong Atlantic (32-12, 14-7 PBC). The Pirates most recently swept Flagler College over the weekend. 

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