No. 27 GC baseball takes pair from Montevallo in record-setting fashion

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (GCSU RELEASE) – Combining for 45 runs and 39 hits over 18 innings, the No. 27 Georgia College baseball team (32-12, 18-8 PBC) clobbered the University of Montevallo (27-20, 12-16 PBC) 23-3 and 21-7 Saturday.

The 45 runs scored marks the most scored by GC baseball in a doubleheader in its known history of 46 seasons.

Leftfielder Ryan Sabalaskey (Carol Stream, Ill.) drove in 10 runs over the two games, hit three home runs and finished a combined 6-for-10 with six runs scored. Each Bobcat starter had a hit in both games.

Centerfielder Rob Hogenkamp (St. Louis) only had one hit in each game, but scored four runs and drove in another. First baseman Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) had a home run among his four hits, scoring five runs and driving in three.

Shortstop Daniel Bick (Alpharetta, Ga.) had six hits, five RBI and five runs, while rightfielder Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) added eight RBI and six runs with five hits, including a pair of round-trippers in game one. Designated hitter Taylor Hinshaw (Winder, Ga.) had three total hits, drove in five and scored three times, adding a home run in game one.

Catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) hit two bombs in game two, finishing with four total hits, five RBI and four runs. Third baseman Mike McGraw (Newnan, Ga.) had two hits, but scored four times, and second baseman Brandon Benson (Loganville, Ga.) ripped a home run in game two, finishing with five hits, four runs and three RBI.
Game one starter Spencer Thomas (Loganville, Ga.) improved to 5-0 with seven innings of work, fanning four and allowing three earned runs. Game two starter Josh Taylor (Phoenix) improved to 6-3 with four innings and one earned run.

The win puts Georgia College at 18-8 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for third in the league standings. While the Bobcats have clinched a PBC Tournament spot, they could take either the No. 3 or No. 4-seed.

The Bobcats finish the three-game set with the Falcons Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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