April 3, 2012

GC Baseball Falls at Young Harris, 10-9

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – An RBI single in the bottom of the seventh provided the difference, as Georgia College baseball (20-14) lost at Young Harris College (27-9) Tuesday 10-9.

The Bobcats rattled off four doubles and a home run among their 12 hits, but never led in the contest, tying the game 6-6 in the second, then again at 9-9 in the fourth.

Catcher Benton Yaun (Marietta, Ga.) went 3-for-4, scoring a pair of runs, while second baseman Jeremy Donaldson (Winder, Ga.) was 2-for-5, plating two runs.

Leftfielder Josh Young (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.) made the most of his single hit, scoring three runs and recording two RBI. Third baseman Travis Echols (Suwanee, Ga.) drove in four runs, including a three-run blast in the fourth, his fourth of the year.

Senior lefty Matt Kaplan (Alpharetta, Ga.) took the hard-luck loss (0-1), tossing a solid five innings of relief, allowing just a single run on two hits and two walks. YHC reliever Cody Beck (3-0) picked up the win. Mountain Lion first baseman Dom Wyshinski was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m., traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University.

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