April 21, 2013

Bobcat Baseball Takes Two, Series from Young Harris, 10-5 and 17-2

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Offense was aplenty for the Georgia College baseball team (27-15, 14-10 PBC) Sunday, taking two games at Young Harris College (20-21, 8-18 PBC) 10-5 and 17-2. The Bobcats stole the series from the Mountain Lions with the doubleheader sweep 2-1.

In game one, the Bobcats scored runs in each of the final five frames, including a four-run ninth to push the game out of reach.

Catcher Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) swatted two solo home runs as part of a 3-for-4 day. Maas now has nine round trippers on the season. First baseman Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) had three hits in six trips, including a double with three RBI.

Leftfielder Rob Hogenkamp (St. Louis) and centerfielder Ikaika Anderson (Austell, Ga.) each went 2-for-3, Anderson scoring two and driving in a pair while Hogenkamp added a pair of runs as well.

Righty reliever Jordan Modine (Ft. Pierce, Fla.) picked up his second Bobcat win (2-0), tossing an inning of scoreless relief before turning it over to Christian Bragg (Augusta, Ga.) for two hitless innings and his third save of the year. YHC reliever James Mills (3-4) took the loss in 2 2/3 innings of work.

The Bobcats never trailed in the game two victory, highlighted by four Georgia College home runs.

Mikee Moore (Dunwoody, Ga.) got the runs started with a two-run shot to left in the second inning. Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) added a three-run blast in the seventh, the seventh for Sandlin this season. Sandlin finished 2-for-2 with three RBI and three runs, while Moore added a 3-for-6 effort, scoring twice and driving in three.

Colton Montgomery (Cartersville, Ga.) pinch-hit with a three-run home run in the four-run ninth, the first collegiate home run for Montgomery. Jeremy Donaldson (Winder, Ga.) followed with a solo shot. Donaldson added a 2-for-6 game, plating two runs and scoring one.

Shortstop Daniel Bick (Alpharetta, Ga.) had a 2-for-6 effort with two runs. Maas went 2-for-4 in game two, driving in two runs and scoring one, while Ardeeser added two more hits in five trips, driving in two and scoring two. Anderson posted another multi-hit game, adding two hits in five at-bats, scoring two runs.

Righty starter Matt LaMothe (Troy, Mich.) held the Mountain Lions in check for the win (6-3), tossing seven innings, allowing just two runs while fanning eight. YHC starter Taylor Topping (2-4) couldn't make it out of the fourth inning to take the loss.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m., hosting the University of Montevallo in a doubleheader at John Kurtz Field.

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