PALATKA, Fla. – The 2019 season wrapped up for Georgia College Baseball (26-21) at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Saturday, closing with an 11-5 loss to PBC Regular-Season Champion University of North Georgia (33-19).
The Bobcats led 3-0 after three, scoring single runs in each of the first three frames. The Nighthawks responded with a four-run fourth to steal the lead.
Georgia College jumped back in front with two runs in the fifth, set up by a leadoff double from rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe, Georgia) two groundouts would bring in the Bobcat senior for a 4-4 tie, and after a UNG error put another runner on second, shortstop Cassius Young (Atlanta, Georgia) singled through the left side to put GC back in front.
The advantage was short lived, as UNG tied the game in the fifth, then went ahead in the sixth 6-5. A big five-run eighth would push the game out of reach.
Second baseman Cal Gentry (Perry, Georgia) went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs. Joining him with two hits in four trips was Young, driving in one. Wommack also finished 2-for-4 with the double and run scored.
The Bobcats sent seven pitchers to the hill, the best of the bunch being senior righty Harrison Veldsma (Marietta, Georgia). The fireballer was tagged with the loss (0-2), surrendering two runs in his 2 1/3 innings while fanning four.
The loss brings a close to the season for GC Baseball, a year in which they went 26-21, reaching as high as No. 6 in the nation. GC put four on the All-PBC Teams this season, led by seniors Garrett Green (Bogart, Georgia) and Wommack on the first team, with Gentry and PBC Freshman of the Year Cam Hill (Marietta, Georgia) as second-team selections.
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