ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The No. 6 Georgia College Baseball team (43-10) completed the sweep of weekend action with a 7-5 victory over No. 25 USC Aiken (35-19) Sunday, the Bobcats winning their second-straight Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Championship.
Georgia College takes its fourth PBC Tournament title and the third in the last four seasons. The Bobcats went 3-0 in Pool A, beating Lander University, the University of North Georgia and No. 17 UNC Pembroke to advance to the title game with the Pacers.
The Bobcats are just the third back-to-back tourney champions in conference history, and the first since Kennesaw State University in 1997 and 1998.
As they have all tournament long, the Bobcats jumped out to an early lead, leading 5-1 after five. Leftfielder Brandt Stallings (Buford, Georgia) got the scoring started with an RBI double as part of the two-run second. The Bobcats scored in every inning save the first and sixth.
All-PBC reliever Bradly Cammack (Soperton) got the start Sunday, and couldn't have picked a better time for the first complete game of his Bobcat career. He handcuffed the Pacer batters, was dominant for the first six innings, helping the team get that early 5-1 lead.
Cammack finished with five runs on 12 hits, scattering runners right and left. He fanned four to improve to 12-2 on the season.
Shortstop Cal Gentry (Perry, Georgia) was 2-for-4 with two runs. Wommack went 2-for-4 as well with a run scored, and second baseman Nate Schmal (Cumming, Georgia) rounded out the multi-hit performers with a 2-for-4 game of his own scoring once and driving in another. Logan Mattix (Loganville, Georgia) provided key insurance with a solo blast to right field in the eighth.
The Bobcats earn the Peach Belt's automatic bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional, set to begin Thursday, May 17. The selection show comes tonight, May 13 at 10 p.m. on NCAA.com.
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