Bobcat Baseball Takes Series from Augusta with Easter Morning Shutout, 9-0

Junior pitcher Brad Spinner
Junior pitcher Brad Spinner
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Seven pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Georgia College Baseball team (23-18, 13-12 PBC) beat Augusta University (18-28, 7-23 PBC) 9-0 Easter Sunday at John Kurtz Field.

Lefty starter Brad Spinner (Roswell) did most of the damage, spinning six shutout frames, fanning six and allowing two hits. The Bobcats nearly lost the shutout in the very first inning, where a walk and a single put runners on first and second with no out.

Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) saved a chopper from going over his head and won a footrace to third for the first out, then came a flyout and a lineout as Spinner escaped the jam.

Six relievers broke up the final three innings for the Bobcats, as Georgia College posted its second shutout of the series to take the three-game set from Augusta 2-1.

The Bobcats scored in the bottom of the first on an error, adding two more in the third thanks to another error and a fielder's choice. GC had a three-run fifth, highlighted by a two-run single from Green, and brought in three more in the sixth, including RBI singles from Wesley Wommack (Monroe) and Austin Holloway (Social Circle).

Holloway finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run, Green also adding three hits and three driven in. Centerfielder Cam Hill (Marietta) set the table well, going 2-for-5 with two runs in the leadoff spot.

The win puts GC at 13-12 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned sixth in the league standings. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in May.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m., hosting Clark Atlanta University.

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