FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2009
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Darton sweeps SGC over weekend
After trouncing Darton last Thursday, the Cavaliers returned
to Douglas for a double-header and exacted a little revenge on the South
Georgia College Tigers, winning game one 9-3 and taking game two 15-12.
Darton’s starter, Levi Futo (3-1, 4.43 ERA), tossed a complete game
three-hitter against the Tigers. SGC mustered just two runs in the first and
one in the seventh. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers touched SGC’s Ryan Whiddon
(2-2, 4.54) for five runs over five innings. Tony Albritton and Justin
Newsome each gave up two runs during their stints in relief.
Zack Kilday, Jamaal Smith and Corey Meharg had the only Tiger hits, while
Keenan Ivey and Smith drove in the runs.
Game two was more exciting but the outcome was the same. The Cavaliers
scored in every inning but two while SGC plated its runs over three innings
(five in the first, five in the fourth, two in the sixth).
Jamaal Smith (2-2, 4.29) started but didn’t make it out of the second
inning. However, he didn’t factor in the decision. Instead, the loss went to
Greg Fietsam (2-3, 4.14), who gave up eight runs (six earned) over 4 1/3
Stuart Drew (2 for 3, three runs), Justin Roberts (2 for 4, two runs, one
RBI), Brandon Collins (2 for 3, one run, two RBI) and Andrew Anderson (2 for
4, one run) led the Tigers offensively. Kilday, Ivey and Lee Hall also drove
in runs for the Tigers.
The losses drop SGC to 12-13 on the season, and 2-4 in conference play. The
Tigers begin a seven-game home stand Wednesday with a double-header against
Glen Oaks Community College Wednesday at 3 p.m.
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About South Georgia College
South Georgia 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.