GC Baseball Splits Doubleheader, Wins Series at Lander

Senior infielder Garrett Green
Senior infielder Garrett Green
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GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Georgia College Baseball team (20-14, 11-8 PBC) split a doubleheader at Lander University (15-24, 10-11 PBC) Saturday, the Bobcats taking the first game 12-5 and dropping the second 5-1. Combined with a 7-5 win Friday night, the Bobcats took the series, the fourth straight series win for GC.

The Bobcats pounded out 19 hits in game one, their most prolific effort on the road this season.

The game started slowly and was scoreless after three. After the Bobcats plated a pair in the fourth, Lander took a 3-2 lead in the bottom half. Georgia College then scored runs in four of the remaining five innings to pull away.

Rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe, Georgia) and centerfielder Cam Hill (Marietta) tallied four hits each, Hill scoring four times with an RBI, and Wommack adding an RBI and a run. Catcher Austin Holloway (Social Circle, Georgia) had a 3-for-5 game with a run and an RBI, while Garrett Green (Bogart, Georgia) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Sophomore Cassius Young (Atlanta, Georgia) added two hits as a reserve and scored three times.

The Bobcats ran out five pitchers at the Bearcats, with junior lefty Brad Spinner (Roswell, Georgia) getting the win, improving to 6-2 in 1 1/3 innings, allowing a single run. Freshman righty Chris Rolick (Marietta, Georgia) was the most effective of the bunch, going the final 2 2/3 innings scoreless on two hits and two strikeouts.

The hit parade unfortunately didn't carry over to game two, as GC was held to just four hits by Joseph Whitt (5-3) and Ryan Troutman.

The Bobcats scored first on an RBI single from shortstop Jayson Cook (Smyrna, Georgia), but that would be it. The Bearcats set down the final eight GC batters in a row to close the game.

Cook finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Green also had two hits and a run, finishing a 4-for-8 with two RBIs and two runs for the doubleheader.

Lefty starter Bryce Bowen (Elberton, Georgia) took the loss in 4 2/3 innings of work, falling to 0-3 by surrendering just two runs.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m., playing host to Albany State University.

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