ANDERSON, S.C. – No. 12 Georgia College & State University baseball (24-10) used an eight-run sixth inning to clobber Anderson University (15-29) 11-3 Tuesday. The victory was the ninth-straight win for the Bobcats.
Every spot save one in the Georgia College order had at least one hit. Senior centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) continued his torrid pace, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, scoring twice and driving in one.
Catcher Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with two RBI on a pair of singles, scoring one run. Leftfielder Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.) and shortstop Brett George (Dacula, Ga.) each went 2-for-5, driving in a pair, with George scoring once and Allen twice.
The Bobcats had just taken the lead at 2-1 in the fourth on a Pirkle single, then exploded for eight runs on six hits, including two-run doubles by pinch hitter Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) and Allen.
Lefty starter Matt Kaplan (Alpharetta, Ga.) was the beneficiary of the run support, improving to 4-1 with five innings, giving up one run on three hits and fanning five. Starter Ben Roberts took the loss, going 5 1/3 innings, tallying five earned runs on six hits.
The 11-3 win marks the 16th double-digit scoring game of the season, and the seventh of the last eight.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m., hosting a doubleheader with No. 20 UNC Pembroke at John Kurtz Field. It will be the first of two senior days for the Bobcats, honoring the one- and two-year senior members of the GCSU roster.
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