by Molly Johnson, sports information student assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College head baseball coach Tom Carty was recently awarded 2013 Georgia Dugout Club Division II Coach of the Year.
"Awards like this are truly a reflection on an entire coaching staff," said Carty. "Many thanks go out to both Zeke Mitchem and Jonathan Wilson for their efforts toward this program's success."
During the 2013 season, Carty led his squad to their first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament title in program history by beating the University of Montevallo, 3-2 in the championship game.
The conference win placed the Bobcats in the 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Tournament for the third time in Carty's six seasons. The Bobcats advanced to championship Sunday, ending their season with a 7-2 loss to Coker College in the title game. The team had a record of 36-19 to close out their season.
Carty currently has produced a 212-117 record, which earns him the third spot in all-time victories for baseball. His 200th win came on April 7, 2013 with a victory over Lander University, 8-7.
This marks the second time Carty has taken the honor in his six seasons, also having won it during the 2010 season that saw Georgia College advance to the NCAA World Series.
The Bobcats are back in action to start their 2014 campaign Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. It will be the first of a three-game series against King University.
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