#10 Georgia College Baseball Takes Two from Crusaders, 7-4 and 8-3

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

>>>boxscore game one
>>>boxscore game two

TIGERVILLE, S.C. The No. 10 Georgia College & State University baseball team (33-12) took two seven inning games Friday from North Greenville University (37-13) winning 7-4 and 8-3.

In the first game, the Bobcats used 13 hits to score seven runs as senior first baseman Matt Pitts (Brunswick, Ga.) led the team going 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three. Outfielders Shawn Ward (Martinez, Ga.) and Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.) both went 2-for-4 and scored a run, while Ward had two RBI.
 
Junior righty Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) went 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine and allowing four runs to get his sixth win (6-0) on the 2010 campaign as the Bobcats took the 7-4 victory.
In game two, Georgia College took a quick 5-0 lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. Allen started with a single and then stole second before scoring on a Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) double. Harrell eventually scored from third on a wild pitch. Ward then singled and Pitts followed with a home run, his only hit in the game, tallying two RBI.
 

Ward and Harrell had a team-high three hits going 3-for-4. Harrell scored twice and recorded two RBI. Ward added a solo home run and finished with two RBI, scoring three runs of his own as Georgia College won 8-3.

Preseason NCBWA All-American Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) pitched his fourth complete game of the season to improve to 8-1. The senior righty allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out eight. Dewald has a team-high eight wins and 76 strikeouts for the ‘Cats on the season.
 
Randy Stegall and Markus Duckworth each recorded three hits in the two games combined to led the Crusaders.
 
The Bobcats return to John Kurtz Field for the final home game of the regular season Wednesday, April 28 against No. 22 Erskine College at 6 p.m.
 
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