2013-14 Bobcat Baseball News

  • Bobcat Athletics Puts School-Record 130 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    June 23, 2014
    Bobcat Athletics Puts School-Record 130 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 130 Georgia College student-athletes making the list, a school record. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Former Bobcat Continues to Shine on the Diamond
    June 19, 2014
    Former Bobcat Continues to Shine on the Diamond LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – Former Georgia College All-American pitcher and former member of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations Michael Antonini (2006-2007) took home another honor this week as a member of the New Jersey Jackals of the independent Can Am League.
  • Bobcat Baseball Shows Busy Summer, Hazel Earns WMBL Player of the Week
    June 12, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Shows Busy Summer, Hazel Earns WMBL Player of the Week MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Fresh off back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, the Georgia College baseball team has eighteen players seeing action in collegiate summer leagues.
  • Former Bobcat Big Leaguer Starting for New Jersey Jackals
    June 10, 2014
    Former Bobcat Big Leaguer Starting for New Jersey Jackals LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – Former Georgia College All-American pitcher and member of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen Michael Antonini has found a new baseball home as a member of the starting rotation for the New Jersey Jackals of the independent Can Am League.
  • GC Baseball’s Hazel Earns Daktronics All-American
    June 09, 2014
    GC Baseball’s Hazel Earns Daktronics All-American MARSHALL, Minn. – Daktronics recently released its Division II All-America teams, with Georgia College catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) owning a second-team spot, giving him a clean sweep of all three All-American organizations.
  • GC Baseball’s Hazel Named NCBWA First Team All-American
    June 06, 2014
    GC Baseball’s Hazel Named NCBWA First Team All-American AUSTIN, Texas – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCWBA) recently released its Division II All-America teams, with Georgia College catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) owning a first-team spot.
  • GC Baseball’s Hazel Named Rawlings All-American
    June 03, 2014
    GC Baseball’s Hazel Named Rawlings All-American MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The American Association of Baseball Coaches (ABCA) recently released the Rawlings Division II All-America teams, with Georgia College catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) owning a spot on the second team.
  • Hogenkamp Chosen for Region Gold Glove
    June 02, 2014
    Hogenkamp Chosen for Region Gold Glove SALISBURY, N.C. – Rawlings and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the Division II Region Gold Glove Award Winners for 2014, with Georgia College senior Rob Hogenkamp (St. Louis) earning a spot on the Southeast Region team.
  • GC Baseball’s Hazel Receives Academic Honor
    June 02, 2014
    GC Baseball’s Hazel Receives Academic Honor MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior Georgia College baseball catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) added to his on-field accolades April 17 as he was named Most Outstanding Business Management Student of the Year at the annual Atkinson Honors Ceremony.
  • Hazel, Ardeeser Named to Rawlings All-Region
    May 27, 2014
    Hazel, Ardeeser Named to Rawlings All-Region SALISBURY, N.C. – Juniors Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) and Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) of the Georgia College baseball team were recently named to the Rawlings All-Southeast Region Team, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced recently.
  • Thomas Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week
    May 20, 2014
    Thomas Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior pitcher Spencer Thomas (Loganville, Ga.) of the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (35-17) was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 18. This marks the first such honor for Thomas and the fifth for the Bobcat baseball program this season.
  • Hazel Named Semifinalist for Tino Martinez Award
    May 17, 2014
    Hazel Named Semifinalist for Tino Martinez Award OMAHA, Neb. – Georgia College junior Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) was named as one of 40 semifinalists for the Tino Martinez Award, released Thursday by D2baseballnews.com. The Tino Martinez Award has recognized the country’s Most Outstanding Division II College Baseball Player since its inception in 2010.
  • Hazel Takes Slot on NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team
    May 17, 2014
    Hazel Takes Slot on NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team AUSTIN, Texas – Junior catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) of the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (35-15) added to his postseason laurels this week with a spot on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Southeast Region First Team.
  • Bobcats End Season in NCAA Regional Loss to Catawba, 5-0
    May 17, 2014
    Bobcats End Season in NCAA Regional Loss to Catawba, 5-0 GREENWOOD, S.C. – The No. 5-seed Georgia College baseball team (35-17) fell 5-0 to No. 6-seed Catawba College (35-19) in an NCAA Southeast Regional elimination game Saturday at Lander University.
  • Sabalaskey Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week
    May 16, 2014
    Sabalaskey Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. – Senior Ryan Sabalaskey (Carol Stream, Ill.) of the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (35-15) was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week of May 5-11. This is his first honor of the season and the baseball program’s fourth overall.
  • Three Bobcats Take Spots on Daktronics All-Region Teams
    May 16, 2014
    Three Bobcats Take Spots on Daktronics All-Region Teams MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. – The Georgia College baseball team placed three players on the Daktronics All-Southeast Region teams, recently announced by the organization. Catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) and designated hitter Taylor Hinshaw (Winder, Ga.) were picked for the first team, while first baseman Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) made the second squad.
  • Bobcat Baseball Clipped by Columbus State, 10-3
    May 16, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Clipped by Columbus State, 10-3 GREENWOOD, S.C. – The runs came early as No. 5-seed Georgia College baseball (35-16) dropped a 10-3 ballgame Friday to No. 3-seed Columbus State University (38-15) 10-3 in day two of the NCAA Southeast Regional hosted by Lander University.
  • GC Baseball Clobbers Mount Olive, 10-0
    May 15, 2014
    GC Baseball Clobbers Mount Olive, 10-0 GREENWOOD, S.C. – The No. 5-seed Georgia College baseball team (35-15) upset No. 2-seed University of Mount Olive (40-12) in grand fashion Thursday, a 10-0 Bobcat victory to start off the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament at Lander University. The Bobcats have never lost at Dolny Stadium in the postseason, the site of Georgia College’s 2013 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament title.
  • Sabalaskey Chosen to PBC All-Tournament Team
    May 14, 2014
    Sabalaskey Chosen to PBC All-Tournament Team GREENWOOD, S.C. – Senior leftfielder Ryan Sabalaskey (Carol Stream, Ill.) was named to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Tournament Team, the conference office announced earlier this week.
  • Bobcat Baseball Geared Up for NCAA Regionals
    May 13, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Geared Up for NCAA Regionals GREENWOOD, S.C. – The NCAA announced the fields for the NCAA Division II Baseball Regional Tournaments Sunday, with Georgia College (34-15) getting the No. 5-seed in the Southeast Region.
  • GC Baseball Falls in PBC Semifinal to Top-Seed Lander, 10-9
    May 11, 2014
    GC Baseball Falls in PBC Semifinal to Top-Seed Lander, 10-9 AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 4-seed Georgia College baseball team (34-15) gave Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season Champion and No. 1-seed Lander University (46-6) all they could handle in a 10-9 PBC Tournament Semifinal loss Sunday at USC Aiken.
  • Bobcat Baseball NCAA Regional-Bound!
    May 11, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball NCAA Regional-Bound! GC Baseball was chosen the #5-seed, will face #2-seed Mount Olive College in the first round at Lander in Greenwood, S.C.
  • Georgia College Advances to PBC Semifinals with 13-7 Victory over UNC Pembroke
    May 10, 2014
    Georgia College Advances to PBC Semifinals with 13-7 Victory over UNC Pembroke AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 4-seed Georgia College baseball team (34-14) pounded out four home runs, including three in one inning, downing the No. 5-seed UNC Pembroke (33-18) 13-7 Saturday afternoon at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament, hosted by USC Aiken.
  • #28 Bobcat Baseball Puts Three on All-PBC Teams
    May 09, 2014
    #28 Bobcat Baseball Puts Three on All-PBC Teams AIKEN, S.C. – With an offense that ranks among the nation’s best, the No. 28 Georgia College baseball team (33-14) was rewarded with three members on the All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams, announced Friday night at the Annual PBC Baseball Awards Banquet.
  • Okvist, Bick, Fox Take in Honors at GC Athletics’ Senior Banquet
    May 08, 2014
    Okvist, Bick, Fox Take in Honors at GC Athletics’ Senior Banquet MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Department of Athletics held its annual Senior Awards Banquet Wednesday night, handing out the year-end honors during finals week.
  • Bobcat Baseball Hangs On to Top-30 Rank
    May 07, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Hangs On to Top-30 Rank MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper put out its most recent Division II Top-30 Rankings, with Georgia College (33-14) taking the No. 28 slot.
  • #28 GC Baseball’s Hazel Receives Academic Honor
    May 06, 2014
    #28 GC Baseball’s Hazel Receives Academic Honor MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – No. 28 Georgia College baseball junior Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) was named Most Outstanding Business Management Student of the Year for Georgia College at the annual Atkinson Honors Ceremony April 17.
  • Hazel Nabs Final PBC Player of the Week
    May 05, 2014
    Hazel Nabs Final PBC Player of the Week AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its final PBC Baseball weekly honors, with No. 24 Georgia College (33-14) catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) winning PBC Player of the Week.
  • Peach Belt Releases Baseball Tournament Bracket
    May 05, 2014
    Peach Belt Releases Baseball Tournament Bracket AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released the 2014 PBC Baseball Championship Tournament bracket, with Defending Champion Georgia College (33-14) and head coach Tom Carty picking up the No. 4-seed.
  • #24 Bobcat Baseball Upended by North Georgia, 16-11
    May 04, 2014
    #24 Bobcat Baseball Upended by North Georgia, 16-11 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A five-run rally in the ninth, and 12 runs in the final three innings helped down the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (33-14, 19-10 PBC), as the University of North Georgia (21-27, 9-20 PBC) edged the Bobcats 16-11 Sunday. The Nighthawks take the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series 2-1 at John Kurtz Field.
  • #24 Bobcats Split Doubleheader with Nighthawks 6-5, 5-3
    May 03, 2014
    #24 Bobcats Split Doubleheader with Nighthawks 6-5, 5-3 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 24 Georgia College baseball team (33-13, 19-9 PBC) split a doubleheader with University of North Georgia (21-27, 9-20 PBC) Saturday at John Kurtz Field. The Bobcats took the opener 6-5, and their late rally fell short 5-3 in the second game
  • Sandlin Named NCBWA Region Player of the Week
    May 01, 2014
    Sandlin Named NCBWA Region Player of the Week DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) has selected its most recent weekly awards, with Georgia College sophomore Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) earning Southeast Region Player of the Week.
  • Bobcat Baseball Improves in National Polls
    May 01, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Improves in National Polls MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (32-12, 18-8 PBC) moved up the ladder this last week in the national polls from all four organizations.
  • #24 GC Baseball Cancels Final Road Game
    April 29, 2014
    #24 GC Baseball Cancels Final Road Game VALDOSTA, Ga. – Continuing rains throughout the evening have forced a cancellation of Tuesday’s No. 24 Georgia College baseball game at Valdosta State University, originally scheduled for 5 p.m.
  • Sandlin Tabbed Bobcat Athlete of the Week
    April 29, 2014
    Sandlin Tabbed Bobcat Athlete of the Week MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Sophomore Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) of the No. 24 Georgia College baseball team earns his spot as Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week of April 21 – April 27. The baseball team has earned several honors for the award, with Sandlin bringing home his second, and the third overall for the squad this season.
  • Sandlin, Benson Take Weekly Peach Belt Honors
    April 28, 2014
    Sandlin, Benson Take Weekly Peach Belt Honors AUGUSTA, Ga. – Fueled by an amazing doubleheader Saturday, Georgia College baseball players Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) and Brandon Benson (Loganville, Ga.) pulled in weekly awards from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), the league office announced Monday. Sandlin was named the AstroTurf PBC Player of the Week for the first time, while Benson earns his third AstroTurf PBC Freshman of the Week honor.
  • Rain Cancels #27 Bobcat Baseball’s Series Finale at Montevallo
    April 27, 2014
    Rain Cancels #27 Bobcat Baseball’s Series Finale at Montevallo MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Heavy rain is about the only thing that could slow down the bats for No. 27 Georgia College baseball, as Sunday’s contest at the University of Montevallo was rained out.
  • #27 GC Baseball Takes Pair from Montevallo in Record-Setting Fashion
    April 26, 2014
    #27 GC Baseball Takes Pair from Montevallo in Record-Setting Fashion MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Combining for 45 runs and 39 hits over 18 innings, the No. 27 Georgia College baseball team (32-12, 18-8 PBC) clobbered the University of Montevallo (27-20, 12-16 PBC) 23-3 and 21-7 Saturday.
  • #27 GC Baseball’s Hazel on PBC All-Academic Team
    April 25, 2014
    #27 GC Baseball’s Hazel on PBC All-Academic Team AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its PBC Baseball All-Academic Team Friday, with No. 27 Georgia College baseball putting one on the team and another earning Honorable Mention status.
  • Bobcat Baseball Takes Fifth in NCAA Region Poll
    April 25, 2014
    Bobcat Baseball Takes Fifth in NCAA Region Poll INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the first edition of the NCAA Division II Baseball Regional Rankings Wednesday, with Georgia College positioned No. 5. These rankings are used to determine the at-large teams to the NCAA Regional Tournaments, slotted for May 15-18.
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