#12 GC Baseball Comes from Behind to Take Game, Series at #5 CSU, 10-6

Senior centerfielder Logan Mattix
Senior centerfielder Logan Mattix

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The No. 12 Georgia College Baseball team (36-10, 26-4 PBC) scored the final seven runs of the game Sunday at No. 5 Columbus State University (36-10, 18-8 PBC), the Bobcats taking down the Cougars 10-6.

With the victory, the Bobcat Baseball squad has won every Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series on the year, including six via sweep. The 26 victories in PBC play are the most in program history, and the most by any conference team since Kennesaw State University went 27-1 in 1998.

The Bobcats stumbled out of the gates, allowing five runs across in the first. The Bobcats ate into the advantage in the fourth by getting three, including an RBI double from Brandt Stallings (Buford) and a run-scoring single from Garrett Green (Bogart).

Another big inning, the five-run sixth, helped GC Baseball take over the game. The big blow in that inning was a grand slam from centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) his eighth home run this season.

Mattix finished 2-for-5 with the home run and a double, driving in five and scoring twice. First baseman John Davis (Marietta) had a career day, going 5-for-5 and scoring two runs. Stallings and Green each had two hits, each driving in a run and scoring another as well. Catcher Brandon Purcell (Glennville) and leftfielder Mike Warren (Atlanta) added two more hits each, with Purcell scoring twice and tallying an RBI.

Righty Harrison Veldsma (Marietta) got the win in relief, throwing five scoreless innings, fanning seven while allowing two hits and two walks. Veldsma nabs his second win this season, improving to 2-0.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m., hosting Winston-Salem State University.

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