TUCSON, Ariz. – Collegiate Baseball Newspaper released its first NCAA Division II Preseason Poll, with Georgia College coming in at No. 22.
The Bobcats are second among four Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed, just one behind No. 21 UNC Pembroke. Georgia College is ahead of both No. 23 University of North Georgia and No. 34 USC Aiken. The top slot is owned by Delta State University from the Gulf South Conference.
GC Baseball went 35-15 in 2017, winning the PBC Tournament and taking a trip to the NCAA Southeast Regional. The Bobcats were an offensive juggernaut, hitting .358, leading the country in that category as well as doubles per game (2.52). Back is All-American third baseman Cal Gentry (Perry) as well as All-Region outfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) and All-PBC honorees Wesley Wommack (Monroe) and Brandon Purcell (Glennville).
The season begins Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m., when the Bobcats take on Paine College at John Kurtz Field.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, 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 social media for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.