MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Scoring 11 runs without the benefit of a multi-hit performer, No. 8 Georgia College & State University baseball (26-10) clobbered Albany State University 11-0 today (April 7) at John Kurtz Field.
Five pitchers combined to shut out the Golden Rams, allowing just four hits. Junior lefty Luke Rogers (Watkinsville, Ga.) got the start and win (1-0), going five innings while allowing just two hits and fanning eight. Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.), Alex Burkard (Alpharetta, Ga.), Ryan Tabor (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) each took an inning apiece in the shutout.
GCSU got five in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth for a 10-0 lead after five. The five-run third was highlighted by a bases-clearing double from designated hitter Buddy Elmore (Dallas). Centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) ripped a two-run double in the fourth, and third baseman Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) blasted a laser-beam of a two-run home run in the fifth, his fifth this season.
Elmore and Muoio both finished with three RBI apiece.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, April 10 at 6 p.m. traveling to Columbus State University.
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