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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Tigers Win Three of Four, One Game Below .500
After defeating St. Johns River Community College 5-1 on
Monday afternoon, the South Georgia State College Tigers have won three of their
last four games and are just one game below .500. The Tigers benefitted from
strong offensive performances by shortstop Logan Gaines and right fielder
Zack Hula, and a combined four-hitter from starter David O’Neal and reliever
Mikey Rodriguez to handily beat the Vikings.
the fourth inning, the Vikings broke a scoreless tie, plating their only run
of the game on an SGC error. In the bottom of the frame, the Tigers knotted
the contest at one when Gaines, who led off the inning with a double, scored
on single by first baseman Seth Foster. SGC added three more in the bottom
of the fifth on five hits. One inning later, Hula iced the game with a solo
home run to left, his first homer of the season. Hula and Gaines each had
two hits for the Tigers. O’Neal (2-2, 2.75) went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering
unearned one run and scattering three hits. Rodriguez (2.84 ERA) retired the
final Viking of the game in relief.
Over the weekend, SGC took two out of three from Central Florida Community
College. The Tigers won game one of the three-game set on Friday night by a
score of 13-6. Hula, who threw four innings in relief, earned his first win
of the year in that game. Saturday, the two teams faced off in a mid-day
double header. SGC won the first game 7-5 after the Tigers scored three runs
in the bottom of the sixth to finally put the game away. Hunter Ross, who
pitched just 1 1/3 innings in relief, was credited with the win. It was also
his first as a Tiger. The second game of the double-header didn’t go well
for SGC. The Tigers turned in a six-error performance and lost 6-4 despite a
complete game from Frank Ambrosino (0-3, 3.51).
After two games on the road Saturday, the Tigers return home for a 2 p.m.
contest against Lake Michigan Community College on Sunday.
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About South Georgia State College
South Georgia State College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is an accredited 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. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia State College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.