Maas' three RBIs help Georgia College cap series victory against No. 6 Lander
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia College (24-10, 12-6 PBC) outlasted No. 6 Lander (29-8, 18-6 PBC) 8-7 on Sunday at John Kurtz Field, winning the Peach Belt Conference series. Bobcat head coach Tom Carty picked up his 200th career victory.
The Bobcats jumped out early to a 5-0 lead after the first two innings. Catcher Cody Maas delivered a two-run double in the first and a sacrifice fly in the second. Jeremy Donaldson and Clay Ardeeser each added run-scoring singles.
After Lander cut the lead to 5-3, the Bobcats scored another two in the fifth when second baseman Ryan Sabalaskey hit an opposite-field two-run shot, his first with the Bobcats.
Lander then cut it to 7-6 in the seventh, when the Bobcats answered with an RBI single from Sabalaskey. The Bearcats picked up another run in the eighth to make it 8-7, but got no closer.
Lefty Christian Bragg got the win (3-1) in relief, going three innings. Jordan Brooks notched his second save, tossing the final two frames.
Maas finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run, while Sabalaskey added the same hitting numbers, driving in three and scoring twice. Shortstop Daniel Bick was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Donaldson had two hits with an RBI. Rounding out the multi-hit performers was Rob Hogenkamp tallying three hits in four trips, adding two runs.
Lander starter Logan Pemberton suffered his first loss of the season (7-1) and was unable to make it to the third inning. Right fielder Patrick Grady was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.