MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (15-12, 9-7 PBC) won both games of the Saturday doubleheader on the road versus UNC Pembroke (15-14, 5-10 PBC) to claim the series victory, 9-6 and 11-10.
A massive second inning gave the Bobcats a lead they never relinquished in Game 1, as they brought five Bobcats around the bases started by a Cam Hill (Marietta) triple to right center field. Austin Holloway (Social Circle) and Cal Gentry (Perry) also picked up key hits in the inning and both came around to score.
Holloway and Gentry sparked the Georgia College offense, each with a trio of hits in five trips to the plate. Hill wasn't far behind with a pair of hits and a team-high three RBI. The Bobcats outhit the Braves 12 to 10 in the contest.
On the mound, Kyle King (Johns Creek) picked up the victory, his second of the season. King struck out eight batters over the course of seven innings and allowed only a single walk. Colin LoCurto (Kennesaw) masterfully spanned the gap in relief, tossing two scoreless innings and adding a strikeout of his own.
In Game 2, Georgia College was in a 5-1 hole early, after scoring the game's opening run in the top half of the first inning. However, the Bobcats chipped away at the lead, plating runners in the fourth, fifth, and sixth inning to take the lead.
Garrett Green (Bogart) singled to left in the sixth inning to bring in the go-ahead run, plating Wesley Wommack (Monroe) and Holloway. Green tied for the team lead in RBI with Eric Furphy (Suwanee) and Shane Connahan (Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania), each with a pair. Hill and Wommack each finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Both high-powered offenses kept their respective teams in the game until the very end, with UNC Pembroke plating a pair in the bottom of the ninth to make it a one-run game. Bryce Bowen (Elberton) put the nail in the coffin with a final strikeout to end the game. Bowen went the final two innings, picking up his first save and striking out four. Brad Spinner (Roswell) picked up the win, moving his season record to 3-2.
In the second contest, the Bobcats outhit the Braves 17 to five, totaling 29 hits between the two final games of the series. The team returns to action Tuesday, March 26 when they take on Middle Georgia State University at home for the Spring Fling and Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Out. First pitch is set to begin at 4 p.m.
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