Georgia College Falls 21-14 to #28 Erskine in Barn Burner

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

Box score: http://www.gcsubobcats.com/sports/bsb/2009-10/stats/bb-015.htm

DUE WEST, S.C. – The Bobcat baseball team at Georgia College & State University (8-7) lost to No. 28 Erskine College (18-5) Tuesday in game that saw 40 hits and 35 runs scored as the Flying Fleet downed the Bobcats 21-14.

Six batters for the Bobcats finished with multi-hit games. Second baseman Jason Veyna ( Lamar , Colo. ), third baseman Paul Bordon ( Martinez , Ga. ), leftfielder Kyle Allen ( Conyers , Ga. ) and first baseman Matt Pitts ( Brunswick , Ga. ) all finished with two hits each. Catcher Richard Pirkle ( Norcross , Ga. ) had three hits while centerfielder Sean Harrell ( Martinez , Ga. ) had a team-best four hits.

Milledgeville native Andrew Evans and Pirkle both hit home runs and finished with two RBI and three RBI, respectively. Pirkle leads the team with eight blasts and 27 RBI on the season.

Pitts finished with four RBI and two stolen bases, putting him at eight on the season and tied for the team-high with shortstop ChandlerSnell ( Loganville , Ga. ).

Chas Anthony had one of the hot bats for the Flying Fleet going 5-for-5.

Georgia College returns home Wednesday, March 10 against Clark Atlanta University at 5 p.m. at John Kurtz Field.

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