Ammo’s Army Takes Dramatic Six-Game Steak Series Win

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball program finished its intersquad fall world series this past weekend, with Ammo’s Army, led by student assistant coaches Jamie Ammons and Paul Bordon, taking a six-game series victory to defend last year’s title.

Ammo’s Army won three games over the weekend from the MoCats, coached by graduate assistant coach Steve Moritz.

The Army used strong pitching over the weekend, starting in Friday’s 6-3 victory. Senior righty Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) tossed a complete game, scattered 10 hits and just one walk, while striking out four.

The Army took advantage of MoCat miscues and walks to get their six runs on just five hits. Junior outfielder Jim Moreland (Suwanee, Ga.) went 1-for-2, driving in a pair. The MoCats were led by sophomore Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) who swatted an RBI double in the first and finished with a 2-for-3 day.

Saturday’s contest featured another complete game, this time by another senior righty in Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.). He allowed just one earned run and five hits over his seven innings, a 13-2 run-shortened victory for the Army. Parson walked just one and fanned six.

Hitting stars in game five included 2010 All-American Shawn Ward (Martinez, Ga.), going 4-for-5 and driving in four. Leadoff man Patrick Daugherty (Kennesaw, Ga.) continued his fall tear, going 3-for-4, driving in a pair with his first home run of the Steak Series. Also adding two hits each for the Army were junior Benton Yaun (Marietta, Ga.) and Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.).

Junior infielder Travis Echols (Suwanee, Ga.) tallied two hits for the MoCats.

A pitcher’s duel decided the series, as the Army edged the MoCats 2-0 in the clincher Sunday. Junior Matt LaMothe (Troy, Mich.) toed the rubber for the win, battling MoCat starter Jason Nicholas (Wright City, Mo.) pitch-for-pitch.

All of the damage came in the fourth, as sophomore outfielder John Welborn (Locust Grove, Ga.) tallied an RBI single then came across on a double by Steak Series MVP Daugherty.

The series win marks the end of the fall season for GC Baseball. The 2011 campaign begins Feb. 4 at 3 p.m., when the Bobcats start the season at the University of Tampa, a fellow 2010 NCAA Division II World Series participant.

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