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Monday, March 12, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
SGC Drops Three to Darton College
The South Georgia State College Tigers are still looking for their
first conference win after a three-game weekend series against the Cavaliers
from Darton College in Albany. The Tigers mounted a comeback late in the
first game of the series, which took place on Friday night, to get within
one run before the Cavaliers scored three in the eighth to win 10-6. In the
Saturday double-header, SGC lost 3-0 and 7-1.
Friday night, the Cavaliers appeared to have the game easily in hand until
the Tigers scored three in the top of the eighth to narrow Darton’s lead to
7-6. Ryan LaPointe led things off for the Tigers when Darton reliever Andrew
Crumbley hit him with a pitch. With one out, Dylan Ross walked, putting
runners on first and second. J.D. Sabo bunted for a base hit, scoring
LaPointe from second. Luke Anderson kept the rally alive with a double to
left, which pushed home Ross. Tyler Bashlor then singled to drive in Sabo
and Anderson. The inning ended after Bashlor was caught stealing and D.J.
Barnett grounded out to short. In the bottom of the frame, the Cavaliers
stepped up and got all three of the runs back on four hits off SGC reliever
Walker White (2-4, 3.50) took the loss for the Tigers. Sabo (3-4, one run, 2
RBI), Anderson (2-4, one run, one RBI) and Bashlor (2-4, three RBI) led SGC
In the first game Saturday, three Darton pitchers combined for a four-hit
shutout against the Tigers. Jake Anthony, SGC’s starter, threw well but once
again, the Tiger bats were quiet throughout the game. Anthony (2-2, 3.21)
threw 77 pitches in the outing. Only one of the three runs he allowed was
The Cavaliers once again kept the SGC offense at bay during the second game
of the double-header. Darton starter A. J. Sunstrom threw a complete game,
and never encountered much opposition from the Tiger bats. SGC’s lone run
came on a Hunter Ross single that scored Brandon Taylor in the third inning.
Zach Brigham, Taylor and Sabo had two hits each for the Tigers. Ryan Doyle
(0-3, 6.23) took the loss.
After traveling to Carrolton to play West Georgia Tech on Tuesday, the
Tigers return home for a game against Glen Oaks (Michigan) on Wednesday at 3
p.m. March 16 and 17, West Georgia Tech comes to town for a three-game
series. Game one begins Friday at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s double-header
begins at noon. Admission is $5.
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