FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 9, 2010
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Morris, Gaines Lead SGC to Sweep Over Bobcats
Wesley Morris drove in six runs and Logan Gaines doubled
twice in the first game of the South Georgia Tigers’ sweep over the East
Georgia Bobcats Tuesday afternoon in Douglas. SGC won the first game 13-5
then took game two 13-2.
The Tigers used a consistent, steady offensive attack to subdue the Bobcats.
SGC scored runs in every inning and never trailed in the first game of the
double-header. After scoring two runs each in the first and second inning
and one in the third, SGC erupted for four runs in the fourth, followed by
three in the fifth and one in the sixth. East Georgia showed some signs of
life, plating five in the fifth. All of the Bobcats’ runs – which were
unearned -- came off starter Bray Bishop (3-0, 5.68). Kenny Sanderson and
Wesley Morris had four hits each, while Philip Culpepper had three hits.
The Tigers used a little different strategy in their game two win. The
Bobcats scored two runs in the first and held a 2-1 lead until the bottom of
the third. Jake Gower led off the third with a single. He scored on a triple
by Andrew Anderson, which sparked a 10-hit, 12-run rally that effectively
ended any chance East Georgia had of leaving Douglas with a win. Gower and
Andrew Anderson would also double later in the inning, while Zach Bennett
would hit a three-run home run, his fifth of the year.
SGC’s top performers in the game were Gower (2-4, two runs, one RBI), Andrew
Anderson (2-3, two runs, three RBI), Logan Gaines (2-3, three runs, one RBI)
and DJ Hines (3-3, one RBI, one run). Dylan Wall (3-0, 4.97), SGC’s second
pitcher of the day, earned the win.
After the brief break from conference play, the Tigers face Young Harris
this weekend in a very important conference series in Douglas. SGC and Young
Harris played at 6 p.m. Friday afternoon. Results were unavailable at press
time. Today, the two teams face off with a double-header at 2 p.m. The
Tigers next play at home on April 16 against Georgia Perimeter at 6 p.m. SGC
is 29-16 overall and 7-5 in conference.
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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.