Scoring in every inning and getting four pitchers to combine for a shutout, the No. 22 Georgia College Baseball team (1-0) started the 2018 season with a 21-0 win over Paine College (0-1) Friday night at John Kurtz Field.
The Bobcats rattled off 19 hits for their 21 runs, getting hits from eight of the nine slots in the order. Second baseman Cassius Young (Atlanta) impressed in his debut, going 2-for-2 with a home run down the leftfield line, three runs scored and six RBIs. Centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) was the only Bobcat to tally three hits, rattling off two singles and a triple for a 3-for-3 game with a trio of runs scored.
Four pitchers combined for the shutout, led by starter Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek), who fanned seven and scattered three hits while not walking a batter over 4 2/3 innings. Sophomore Kyle King (Johns Creek) got a strikeout to close the fifth, then Connor Wilson (Newnan) and Logan Hicks (Statham) added scoreless frames as the game stopped after seven innings.
First baseman Matthew Miller (San Diego, Calif.) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, driving in two and scoring twice. Rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe) added his own 2-for-4 effort, adding two RBI singles. Shortstop Cal Gentry (Perry) had a 2-for-3 day, scoring twice and driving in another. The top four slots in the order went a combined 11-for-18 with eight runs and six RBIs.
Catcher Brandon Purcell (Glennville) added two hits in as many trips, scoring twice and third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) was a 2-for-3 hitter, driving in two and scoring once.
#22 GC Baseball Dominant Against North Greenville, 7-0
Four pitchers combined for a shutout, and the No. 22 Georgia College Baseball team (2-0) kept rolling with an impressive 7-0 win over North Greenville University (1-1) Saturday at John Kurtz Field.
The third inning would prove to be all the Bobcats would need, plating six runs in the frame to set the tone. The first three runs came in on five singles and a pair of fielder’s choice grounders. Leftfielder Nate Schmal (Cumming) then put more pressure on with a triple down the rightfield line to score a pair. Designated hitter Caleb Slaughter (Cochran) drove home the final run with a single of his own.
Righty Matt Studdard (Conyers) had four scoreless innings, fanning three and allowing four hits with no walks. The scoreless fifth came from junior Logan Howard (Cumming), adding a strikeout. Junior righty Chandler Amason (Grayson) got his first career win (1-0) with three hitless innings of work, and Bradly Cammack (Soperton) finished off the ninth.
Rightfielder Wesley Wommack (Monroe) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, and centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville) added an RBI on his 2-for-4 game as well. Slaughter finished 2-for-4 with that RBI, and third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) added two more hits in his four trips.
In their first two games, the GC baseball team has outscored opponents 28-0.
The Bobcats return to action tomorrow at 3 p.m., traveling to the University of West Georgia.