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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Tigers Win Two in a Row
Catcher Tyler Bashlor’s seventh inning triple that scored
center fielder Logan Miller proved to be the difference in the South Georgia
College Tigers’ 3-2 win over the West Georgia Technical College Golden
Knights Tuesday in Carrollton. Shortstop Brandon Cruce also played a pivotal
role in the victory with two hits and two RBI, including an RBI double in
the sixth inning.
The Tigers also defeated Glen Oaks College (Michigan) 13-3 Wednesday
afternoon at George Cook Stadium.
The Knights began playing baseball last year and is one of the newest
members of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s Region 17. Tuesday
was the first time SGC and WGTC have played each other in baseball. In
addition to the game being the first between these two ball clubs, the game
also gave SGC’s Jeff Timothy his first conference win as head coach.
The Golden Knights took advantage of an SGC error in the bottom of the first
and took an early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers answered
with a run of their own. Cruce singled to score first baseman Brett Polachek,
who led off the inning with a double. Cruce broke the tie in the sixth
inning with a double that scored right fielder Luke Anderson. WGTC tied the
game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to three straight singles.
SGC wasn’t content to let the Knights hang around for long. Miller reached
base on one-out single in the seventh. He moved to second on a Kaleb
Holbrook ground-out. Then Bashlor tripled to right-center, scoring Miller
easily to take a 3-2 lead. The one-run advantage proved to be all the Tigers
needed to earn their first conference win of the season.
Starter Spencer Thomas (1-0, 2.13) came away with the win in six innings of
work. Mikey Rodriguez (0-4, 3.53) threw two innings in relief, while Walker
White (2-4, 3.41) pitched the final inning for the save – his first of the
year as well.
Wednesday afternoon, the Tigers scored in six of eight innings to defeat
Glen Oaks 13-3. Tyler Bashlor (1) homered and second baseman D.J. Barnett
had three hits and three RBI on the day. Willacoochee’s Bryan McKinnon (2-0,
6.00), who started and didn’t give up a run in three innings, was the
pitcher of record for the Tigers.
This weekend, West Georgia comes to town for a three-game series that begins
on Friday afternoon. The two teams play Friday at 6 p.m., then square off
again for a double-header on Saturday beginning at noon. Admission is $5.
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South Georgia College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is 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 College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.