AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 13 Georgia College Baseball team (33-9, 24-3 PBC) and head coach Jason Eller clinched the 2018 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season Championship Sunday with a win at Augusta University (13-31, 8-22 PBC). The title is the fourth in school history, and the first since 2010.
The Bobcats' 24 conference wins are a school record, besting the mark of 23-7 set in 2007. The win total is also the most in the PBC since 2002 when Kennesaw State University had 25.
Down 1-0 into the fourth, Mattix tied the game on a swing of the bat, sending his seventh home run of the season over the leftfield wall. The Bobcats exploded for seven runs combined in the fifth and sixth frames, highlighted by run-scoring singles from Mattix, Brandon Purcell (Glennville), Mattix again and Nate Schmal (Cumming).
The Jaguars rallied in the final two innings, but came up short after a run in the eighth and three in the ninth.
Mattix finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs. Miller tallied four hits in six trips, scoring twice. Purcell also went 3-for-5 with the RBI, his third multi-hit game against the Jaguars. Schmal and Wesley Wommack (Monroe) each had two hits, Schmal driving in two and Wommack scoring twice.
Junior Bradly Cammack (Soperton) improved to 10-1 in five innings of work. He allowed just a single run on four hits and a walk, striking out seven.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m., hosting Clark Atlanta University.
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