TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Head coach Jason Eller and the No. 1 Georgia College baseball team (43-10) has had a banner year already in 2018, earning the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season Championship since 2010 and taking back-to-back PBC Tournament titles last weekend. The Bobcats hope momentum continues this week, as Georgia College will start play at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
The Bobcats are the No. 2-seed in the seven-team regional and start with a familiar foe in No. 7-seed Lincoln Memorial University. The Bobcats will look for a measure of revenge, as LMU eliminated GC Baseball from the 2017 NCAA Regional. Action begins Thursday, May 17 at 3 p.m.
The Bobcats are led by the PBC Player of the Year in Logan Mattix (Loganville, Georgia) as well as PBC Pitcher of the Year Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek, Georgia). The Bobcats have remarkable balance, as they are the top batting average team in Division II baseball, hitting .363, and add the nation's best fielding percentage at .981.
Georgia College makes the school's 14th appearance in an NCAA Regional and the second in as many years with PBC Coach of the Year Jason Eller at the helm. The Bobcats have taken the Regional Championship twice, advancing to the World Series in 2010 and 1995.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup and the 2017 PBC Sportsmanship Institution of the Year, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.