DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball squad (29-17, 16-12 PBC) dropped a 6-3 contest at the University of North Georgia (18-29, 9-19 PBC) Friday night.
The Bobcats rallied from a 6-1 deficit with runs in each of the final two innings, but it wasn't enough to pull off the come-from-behind win.
UNG put up three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to make the 6-1 advantage. Saint first baseman Brad Barto hit a two-run home run in the fourth.
The Bobcats fell victim to the error, posting five total on the game. None of the six runs scored on Bobcat arms were earned.
Righty starter Matt LaMothe (Troy, Mich.) tossed four innings in the loss (6-4). Saint starter Clint Spratlin improved to 3-4 with five innings of work in the win.
Rightfielder Mikee Moore (Dunwoody, Ga.) was the lone Bobcat with a multi-hit contest, going 2-for-4. The Bobcats had the tying run at the plate in the ninth, but couldn't bring any more runs across. UNG's Brandon Agar picked up his sixth save of the year, throwing the final four innings.
The loss makes the Bobcats 16-12 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, locking up the No. 7-seed for the upcoming PBC Tournament May 8 in Greenwood, S.C.
The Bobcats and Saints complete the final regular-season series with doubleheader action tomorrow, May 4 at 1 p.m.
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