MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 27 Georgia College Baseball team (14-6, 11-1 PBC) completed the three-game sweep of Francis Marion University (8-15, 3-9 PBC) by taking both ends of a doubleheader Saturday at John Kurtz Field, 12-3 and 8-5.
Game one was more Bobcat domination, blowing open a tight game with a three-run fifth and a six-run seventh.
Senior Trevor Guthrie (Cumming) spun six strong innings in his best start of the year (1-0), scattering nine hits for just two runs and fanning three. He turned things over to junior Bradly Cammack (Soperton) for the final three innings, allowing a single run and striking out five to get the first save of his Bobcat career.
The outfield of Wesley Wommack (Monroe), Logan Mattix (Loganville) and Mike Warren (Atlanta) combined for 12-for-15 with seven RBIs and five runs scored. Wommack was 5-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs, including a solo home run to start the seventh and two doubles.
Warren had three hits and a run, while Mattix added four RBIs on his four hits and scored once. First baseman Matthew Miller (San Diego, California) added two hits and a pair of runs, and third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) continued his torrid pace with two more hits, an RBI and a run. Junior Brandt Stallings (Buford) added a solo home run as well in the seventh, his second this season.
Game two was a much tighter affair, as the Bobcats trailed for the first time in the series. Tied 5-5 into the bottom of the fifth, Georgia College got the game's deciding three-run rally. Two walks and a bunt single loaded the bases with no one out. After a Mattix sacrifice fly put the Bobcats in front, catcher Brandon Purcell (Glennville) singled through the pitcher's legs for a 7-5 lead. Another fielder's choice drove in the final run for the 8-5 advantage.
Junior lefty Logan Howard (Cumming) entered in the sixth and held the Patriots at bay for the final four innings to pick up his first career save. FMU didn't have the answer for Howard, as he mowed through the final 12 outs, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out five. Righty Chandler Amason (Grayson) got the win (1-1) in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Purcell finished 3-for-4 in this one, driving in three and scoring once. Mattix continued his strong play, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Miller added two more hits in three trips, touching the plate twice.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 13 at 4 p.m., playing host to Albany State University.
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