MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – On the wings of one of the most exciting seasons in Georgia College baseball history, head coach Tom Carty has been named 2010 Georgia Dugout Club Division II Coach of the Year, the organization announced recently.
Carty’s Bobcats went 42-17, adding a 19-5 conference mark, good for the team’s third Peach Belt Conference (PBC) title. The Bobcats swept the 2009 NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament, beating Mount Olive College, Columbus State University twice and host Francis Marion University for the second region championship in program history.
The Bobcats represented the Southeast Region well in the Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C., when after dropping their first contest to No. 1 UC-San Diego, the ‘Cats rattled off three big wins to escape the loser’s bracket. The Bobcats ended the run of both the University of Tampa and Central Missouri University before beating eventual National Champion University of Southern Indiana.
After beating Southern Indiana 3-0, the Bobcats needed one more win to advance to the National Championship game, but fell short to USI 3-2.
Carty was named the PBC Coach of the Year in 2010, adding a Region Coach of the Year honor from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/GCSUBobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.