MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (2-0) used hitting in game one and pitching in game two to take a pair from Mars Hill College (0-2) to start the season. The Bobcats won game one 13-7 and game two 6-0.
The Bobcats showed off their muscle in game one, tagging five extra-base hits among their 15 overall. Georgia College posted four multi-run innings, including a big five-run fifth.
Senior Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) went 2-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored, swatting the first home run of the season. Classmate Ikaika Anderson (Austell, Ga.) tallied a team-high three hits on five trips, scoring a pair.
Junior shortstop Daniel Bick (Alpharetta, Ga.) was 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs from the leadoff spot, followed by a 2-for-5 effort from second baseman Ryan Sabalaskey (Carol Stream, Ill.) as well. Designated hitter Taylor Hinshaw (Winder, Ga.) was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.
Senior starter Matt LaMothe (Troy, Mich.) went the first five for the win (1-0), fanning seven and allowing three earned runs.
Game two was dominated by the right arm of junior Justin Blue (Mulberry, Fla.). Making his Bobcat debut, Blue (1-0) tossed all seven innings, picking up a five-hit shutout, scattering five singles. He fanned seven and walked a pair in the 90-pitch outing.
Leftfielder Chris McCoy (Battle Creek, Mich.) was busy from his nine-slot, hitting 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run. Anderson had two more hits, while Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) had a 2-for-2 game with a pair of triples, scoring twice.
The Bobcats finish the three-game set with the Lions in a single game tomorrow, Feb. 3 at noon.
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