MILLEDGEVILLE , Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (19-13, 10-7 PBC) mounted a massive comeback in the late innings to beat Lander University (14-23, 9-10 PBC) on the road in Game 1 of the series opener, 7-5.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before the Bearcats responded with one run in the second and third inning. Lander stretched out their lead by adding two more in the fifth to make it 4-1.
From then on, the Bobcat bats woke up, as they pulled closer with a run in the sixth and five more in the eighth to jump out to a 7-4 lead.
With the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning, Cal Gentry (Perry) was hit by a pitch to bring in Matthew Chester (Evans). Wesley Wommack (Monroe) then capitalized with a two RBI single that brought around Cam Hill (Marietta) and Austin Holloway (Social Circle). The single by Wommack gave Georgia College their first lead since the opening frame.
Wommack continued his hot streak at the plate, going 2-for-4 and securing the only multi-hit game for the Bobcats. Hill and Gentry were excellent on the base paths, combining to score four of the seven runs. Gentry also homered in the first inning.
On the mound, Kyle King (Johns Creek) got the start. King went four complete innings, allowing four runs on three hits while striking out three Bearcats. As part of a number of Bobcat relievers, Perry Keith (LaGrange) secured the win after a scoreless 2 1/3 innings that featured four strikeouts. Bradly Cammack (Soperton) closed the door in the final two innings, allowing just the lone run and picking up his first save of the season.
The Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow, finishing the three-game set with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
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