#6 Bobcat Baseball Drops Pair to #2 Tampa, 15-3 and 6-1

2019 Georgia College Baseball
2019 Georgia College Baseball

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 6 Georgia College Baseball team (4-3) dropped both ends of a doubleheader with No. 2 University of Tampa (3-2) Saturday at John Kurtz Field. The Spartans took game one 15-3 and added a 6-1 win in game two.

Game one saw Tampa jump in front with four runs in the first, and score a bunch late after some quiet middle innings.

The Bobcats finished with 10 hits for their three runs, as sophomore Bryce Bowen (Elberton) was 2-for-2 with a run in a reserve role. Senior Shane Connahan (Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania) had two hits in four trips, driving in a run, and third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) also went 2-for-3. The loss went to starter Connor Darling (Suwanee), evening the junior's record at 1-1.

Game two was more trouble for the Bobcat bats, as Tampa starter Mason Duke threw seven innings, didn't walk a batter and scattered six hits for one unearned Bobcat run.

Shortstop Cal Gentry (Perry, Georgia) was 3-for-4 with three singles. Starter Harrison Veldsma (Marietta) threw five innings in the loss (0-1). Righty reliever Kyle King (Johns Creek) ate up the late portion of the game, spinning four innings with just two hits and not a single walk for one unearned run.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. for the final game of the four-game set with Tampa.

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