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Friday, May 18, 2012
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Tigers Finish Conference Tournament with 2-2 Record
Among the SGC Tigers with at least 10 at-bats during last
weekend’s Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Region XVII State
Tournament, Braddock Rowe, a sophomore catcher from Jacksonville, Fla., led
the team in hitting while Douglas, Ga., sophomore Walker White emerged as
SGC’s top pitcher. White went 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 7 2/3 innings,
eliminating #3 seed Darton College from the tournament Saturday night. Rowe
was also SGC’s only All-Tournament selection.
On Monday, the Tigers, who were two games away from a second consecutive
appearance in the East Central District Tournament, lost 16-7 to Gordon
College on Monday afternoon. Gordon went on to defeat second seed Georgia
Perimeter for a chance to face the Middle Georgia College Warriors in the
conference championship game. The Warriors defeated Gordon; however, both
Gordon and MGC advance to the East Central District Tournament, which will
be played in Cochran at Middle Georgia.
Rowe, who led the team in hitting this season with a .371 batting average
and one home run and 33 RBI, hit .533 in the tournament with three RBI and a
.611 on-base percentage. Designated hitter Kaleb Holbrook hit .400 with a
pair of doubles, while Tyler Bashlor, Brett Polachek and Zach Brigham all
hit above .300 in SGC’s four tournament games. Bashlor also picked up a save
in one pitching appearance, throwing 2/3 of an inning to close out game one
against Gordon. Jake Anthony started the first game against Gordon; he
picked up the win but limped away with a 6.35 ERA.
For the season, the Tigers finished with a 28-32 mark overall, and 14-18 in
conference play. Only two hitters – Rowe and J.D. Sabo – hit above .300 for
the year. White, who posted a record of 6-7 with a 3.49 ERA, led the team in
innings pitched with 87 2/3. Next was Jake Anthony (6-6, 3.95) with 82
innings pitched. Spencer Thomas (5-3, 3.72) threw 67 2/3 innings.
“I’m really proud of the way our team played down the stretch. We got off to
a slow start, and we had to finish strong in order to make the playoffs. Our
guys knew what they had to do and played with a sense of urgency over the
last two weeks of the season. We would have liked to have made it back to
the East Central tournament again this year, but we just came up a little
short in the end. Gordon got hot after we beat them in our first game, and
they made a solid run through the loser’s bracket for a chance at the
championship. This season was a learning experience for our players and our
coaching staff, and we’re already getting ready for the 2013 season,” stated
first-year head coach Jeff Timothy.
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