MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior leftfielder Colton Montgomery (Cartersville) pounded three home runs and drove in six of the seven in the Georgia College baseball (15-13) victory over Barry University (14-14), 7-4 Friday night at John Kurtz Field.
Montgomery ripped a solo shot to right in the second, a two-run blast to right in fourth and a three-run shot to left center in the fifth. The senior has had a flair for the extreme in his six home runs this season, with three in one game and two in the same inning earlier this year.
His three-run shot in the fifth marked the final runs of the game for either team, taking a 4-4 tie to the 7-4 final as relief pitchers took over to finish the game.
Starter Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek) threw five innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and fanning two to get the win (3-0). Sophomore Brady Walsh (Marietta) added his first career save, throwing the final four innings scoreless, striking out five and sitting down the final 11 in a row.
Montgomery finished 3-for-4 with the three home runs, drove in six and scored three times. Shortstop Brandon Benson (Loganville) added an RBI on a double in the third.
The Bobcats finish off the three-game series with the Buccaneers in doubleheader action tomorrow, March 28 at 1 p.m.
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View highlight of Montgomery's third home run: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/60430994/highlight/613113