Bobcat Baseball Wins Barnburner at UNCP, 13-8

Junior leftfielder Nate Schmal
Junior leftfielder Nate Schmal

PEMBROKE, N.C. – With the two teams combining for 29 hits, the Georgia College Baseball team (15-6, 4-3 PBC) outscored UNC Pembroke (16-8, 2-5 PBC) 13-8 on the road Friday night. The win is the fourth straight for GC Baseball, and the 10th double-digit scoring game this season for the Bobcats.

The two teams wasted little time getting the scoring started, as the Bobcats scored five and the Braves two in the first inning. The big blow for Georgia College was a Nate Schmal (Cumming, Georgia) three-run home run to right.

The Braves took the lead for the only time with a three-run fourth, making a 6-5 advantage, but Georgia College answered right away. The Bobcats posted a three-run fifth and a two-run sixth to jump back in front for good.

Six hitters had multi-hit games for Georgia College, led by three each for Cal Gentry (Perry, Georgia) and rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe, Georgia). Centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville, Georgia) and Schmal tallied four RBIs apiece, both hitting home runs.

Righty reliever Brady Walsh (Marietta, Georgia) jumped in to finish the fourth and wouldn't let go of the baseball, finishing the remaining 5 1/3 innings allowing four hits for two runs with no walks. Walsh fanned four UNCP batters in improving to 3-0 on the year.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 17 at 2 p.m. for game two of the three-game set with the Braves.

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