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Friday, February 27, 2009
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Tigers drop two as conference play begins
The South Georgia State College Tigers dropped their first
conference game Thursday, losing 9-5 to the Middle Georgia Warriors in
Cochran Thursday afternoon.
Austin Palmer (3 for 4, one RBI, one run scored) and Lee Hall (1 for 3, two
RBI, one run scored) accounted for most of the SGC offense. The Tigers’ big
inning came in the top of the fourth, when they scored four runs on four
hits. With Jamaal Smith on second and Brandon Collins on third with one out,
Palmer singled to score Collins. A Lee Hall double scored Smith and Palmer.
Hall moved to third on a ground out by Andrew Anderson. Zach Kilday singled
through the hole at short, scoring Hall.
In the top of the ninth, Rhett Smith singled in Justin Roberts for the
Tigers’ only other run of the game.
The Warriors scored one in the third, four in the fourth, one in the seventh
and three in the eighth.
Starter James Hickey took the loss. He threw 4 1/3, giving up five runs on
five hits. He also struck out five. Greg Fietsam threw 3 2/3 in relief.
Monday, the Tigers lost 12-0 to St. Johns River Community College in
Palatka. Jamaal Smith (2-1, 1.98 ERA) took the loss. SGC only managed five
hits in the game.
Conference play continues Saturday, Feb. 28, at Middle Georgia with a
double-header at 2 p.m. The Tigers return home for a double-header against
Lake Michigan Community College at 3 p.m. Darton comes to town Thursday for
a 5 p.m. game.
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About South Georgia State College
South Georgia State College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is a two-year institution in the University System
of Georgia. Located in Douglas, Ga., the college's environment gives
students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close
collaboration with faculty.