Hecht Spins Gem for #12 GC Baseball over CSU, 4-0

Senior pitcher Charlie Hecht
Senior pitcher Charlie Hecht

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A four-hit shutout was just what the doctor ordered Friday, as Georgia College Baseball's (35-9, 25-3 PBC) Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek) buzzed through Columbus State University's (35-9, 17-7 PBC) hitters to the tune of a 4-0 win.

Hecht got better as the day went on, allowing just two baserunners after the fourth inning. The senior righty scattered four hits and two walks in the shutout, fanning 10. The shutout is the second in Hecht's career, the first coming a season ago against the University of Montevallo.

The Bobcats scored four times, once in the third on a Matthew Miller (San Diego, California) single, two more in the sixth and an insurance home run from Brandt Stallings (Buford) in the ninth.

GC Baseball's 25th Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win is the most conference wins in the PBC since 2000, when the University of North Florida went 26-4.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in the second game of the series with CSU.

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