GC Baseball Alum Gets Pro Career Started in a Big Way

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PASKO, Wash. – Former Georgia College baseball player Richard Pirkle (2007-11) recently recorded his first professional hit and home run in the same evening, a big day for the former Bobcat. 

Pirkle recorded both of his Tri-City Dust Devils’ team hits in a 3-2 loss to the Spokane Indians Sunday. His second hit, a two-run home run, brought the team within one in the eighth.

Said the 35th round pick of the Colorado Rockies in the game recap on MILB.com: "It's definitely exciting to get the hits, but it's about winning ballgames." 

Pirkle is now 2-for-8 in his three-game professional career, driving in two and scoring once.

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