GC Baseball Sweeps Thrilling Doubleheader, Takes Series from Florida Tech

Senior outfielder Wesley Wommack
Senior outfielder Wesley Wommack

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (18-13) took two very different ends of a doubleheader from Florida Tech (16-14) Saturday at John Kurtz Field. The Bobcats won game one 14-9 and took the second 7-6 to win a series as well against the Panthers.

The Bobcats scored early and often in game one, leading 6-0 after four. FIT rallied late but couldn't even out the early advantage.

Rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe) made his presence felt, swatting his second home run in as many games, finishing 4-for-5 with five RBIs and a run. The home run was Wommack's fourth of the season.

Catcher Austin Holloway (Social Circle) was 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI, while centerfielder Cam Hill (Marietta) added two hits, three RBIs and two runs. The top three spots for GC went a combined 9-for-12.

Junior Brad Spinner (Roswell) got the win, throwing two innings of relief. Spinner (5-2) picked up his second win of the week.

In game two, the Bobcats jumped up early again, but couldn't hold on. The Panthers got two in the fifth and another three in the sixth to take a 6-5 advantage into the bottom of final inning of the game, planned for seven innings.

Wommack was hit by a pitch to start, and after a sac bunt, took third and then tied the game on consecutive wild pitches. Freshman Matthew Chester (Evans) then walked, followed by two more free passes to load the bases. First baseman Eric Furphy (Suwanee) lifted the first pitch he saw to center, deep enough to score Chester for the game-winner on a walk-off sacrifice fly.

Freshman lefty Luc Scudellari (Roswell) threw a scoreless top of the seventh to nab the first win of his career (1-0).

Wommack was 2-for-3 in game two, driving in two more and scoring twice. Second baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) and shortstop Jayson Cook (Smyrna) tallied two hits each, Cook driving in two and Green scoring once.

In today's action, Wommack picked up six total hits, passing former teammate Brandon Purcell (2018) into ninth in school history with 266 career knocks.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m., traveling to Lander University (13-21, 8-9 PBC). The Bearcats play twice prior to the Bobcats' visit.

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