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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
SGC Drops Conference Opener to Darton
It’s hard to win games if you make three times as many
errors as runs scored. The South Georgia College Tigers experienced that
very scenario Tuesday night in SGC’s conference opener against the Darton
College Cavaliers at George Cook Stadium. Darton defeated SGC 11-0 in eight
The Tigers, playing without leading hitter Patrick McGlynn and starting
catcher Braddock Rowe, both of whom are recovering from injuries, continued
to have trouble at the plate. Only seven Tigers reached base – two on hits,
two more on Darton errors and three via base on balls. While the SGC offense
was struggling, the defense was having its own set of issues. Of the 11 runs
the Cavaliers scored, only two were earned. Starting pitcher Mikey Rodriguez
(0-4, 3.86) lasted 2 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. Only
one of the runs he surrendered was earned. Relievers Spencer Thomas and J.D.
Slade finished things for the Tigers.
Darton took advantage of every opportunity SGC allowed. The Cavaliers scored
in five of the eight innings, and kept their own miscues to a minimum.
Matthew Aldrich threw a complete game shutout as Darton cruised to victory.
The Tigers are now 9-13 on the year and 0-1 in conference play. They travel
to Albany this weekend for a three-game series against the Cavaliers.
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gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and
close collaboration with faculty. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.