MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 6 Georgia College Baseball (1-0) started the season on the right foot, with five pitchers combining for a six-hit shutout and 15 whiffs, topping Paine College (0-1) 10-0 Friday at John Kurtz Field.
Senior Bradly Cammack (Soperton) spun the first five innings, fanning nine and allowing just three hits for the win (1-0). Freshman Forrest Wilson (Marietta) held them scoreless in the sixth, turning it over to freshman Brennan Crooms (Metter) for a shutout seventh with two strikeouts. Senior Colin LoCurto (Marietta) fanned one in the eighth, then classmate Logan Howard (Cumming) finished the game striking out the side.
The Bobcats started off hot offensively, posting multi-run innings in the first three frames. Georgia College took advantage of six Paine errors, plating eight runs in the first three innings, including just three earned.
Designated hitter Will Hudgins (Dunwoody) was a hitting star, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Catcher Austin Holloway (Social Circle) had two runs scored and an RBI, plating one. Shortstop Cal Gentry (Perry) and second baseman Cassius Young (Atlanta) each had doubles, and each drove in two.
The Bobcats are now 15-1 all-time against the Lions. GC Baseball has also picked up wins in each of the last four season openers.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Feb. 2 at noon in a doubleheader with Paine to finish off the three-game series.
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