March 13, 2009

Bobcats Strike Early, Defeat Saints 5-1

Box Score

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – North Georgia College & State University managed just two hits Friday evening as the 7th-ranked Saints fell 5-1 to Georgia College & State University in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints fall to 15-9 overall and 7-3 in the PBC, while the Bobcats improve to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the league.

The Bobcats jumped on North Georgia early, getting two in the bottom of the first. Designated hitter Buddy Elmore ripped a one-out double to score both Derek Johns and Sean Harrell

GCSU tacked three more on in the second, when Harrell singled home Matt Pitts who had also reached on a single. A bases-loaded balk scored another run, and the scoring was capped by a run-scoring groundout.

North Georgia picked up a run in the fifth as Chad Sage scored on a fielder’s choice, but the Saints were unable to produce anymore runs, tallying just two hits on the day in the 5-1 defeat.

James Wiley (1-2) suffered the loss, lasting 7.1 innings and allowing all five Bobcat runs on 11 hits while striking out four.