#9 Bobcat Baseball Nipped by Newberry, 14-13

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – No. 9 Georgia College baseball (24-11) was out-scored 9-0 over the final three innings in falling to Newberry College (17-22) 14-13 at John Kurtz Field Wednesday.

An RBI single and two sacrifice flies put the Wolves ahead in the top of the ninth. Shortstop Chris Love's sacrifice fly provided the winning run.

GC had plenty of offensive fireworks early, putting up multi-run innings in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings. The big inning was the third as GC put up four runs, including back-to-back home runs from catcher Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) and third baseman Travis Echols (Lawrenceville, Ga.).
Echols finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. Pirkle scored three runs and drove in a pair. Leftfielder Josh Young (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.) also compiled a multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
Reliever Tanner Moore (Thomasville, Ga.) took the loss (1-3), going one inning and allowing three runs. Kyle Christian (1-0) got the win for the Wolves, tossing a scoreless eighth. Tyler Sturkie picked up his fourth save by fanning the side in the ninth.

Four Wolves posted multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 effort from leftfielder Derek Bley, scoring three runs and driving in a pair.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. with doubleheader action at No. 12 UNC Pembroke.

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