February 15, 2012

GC Baseball Clobbers Clark Atlanta, 23-3 and 15-0

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (4-4) broke out of a three-game slide in a big way, taking out Clark Atlanta University in a pair of seven inning blowouts 23-3 and 15-0 Wednesday at John Kurtz Field.

In game one, the Bobcats scored 23 runs on 17 hits, taking advantage of 14 CAU walks and two errors.

GC jumped on the Panthers out of the gate, putting up six runs in the first. They added a big fourth inning of eight runs as well.

Catcher Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) was 4-for-6 with six RBI and three runs, swatting a double and a home run on the game. Third baseman Travis Echols (Suwanee, Ga.) tagged a home run on his 2-for-3 game, scoring four runs and driving in three.

Designated hitter Jeremy Donaldson (Winder, Ga.) hit his first GC home run, scored three runs and drove in three. Shortstop Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.) and first baseman Karsten Strieby (Brier, Wash.) each scored four runs as well on multi-hit games.

The Bobcats sent seven pitchers to the hill, with reliever Chris George (Woodstock, Ga.) getting the win (1-0) on one perfect inning of work.

In game two, four GC pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout, striking out a total of 14 Panther batters. Starter Morgan Ownbey (Suwanee, Ga.) picked up his first career win (1-0), going two innings and surrendering the game's only hit while fanning five.

Strieby hit a solo home run in the fourth, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, with Echols echoing those numbers without the home run. Seven different Bobcats had RBI, with Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) bringing home the most at three.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. for a doubleheader with Pfeiffer University at John Kurtz Field.

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