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Bearcats drop 9-3 decision at No. 13 Georgia College

Bearcats drop 9-3 decision at No. 13 Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Lander baseball team fell in game two of a Peach Belt Conference series on Saturday afternoon as No. 13 Georgia College scored seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings to claim a 9-3 win over the Bearcats.

Lander (12-23, 6-14 PBC) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning on back-to-back RBI singles from Conner Davis and Justin Wager, but the Bobcats (26-7, 18-2 PBC) answered with the tying run in the bottom of the second and posted a four-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth to surge ahead, 9-2. 

Davis, who had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on Friday night, drove in his second run of the day with an RBI triple in the top of the seventh, but Lander would get no closer as the Bobcats claimed the series with their 10th straight win.

Joseph Whitt (1-2) took the loss for Lander after alllowing six runs on 10 hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in 5.0 innings. Trevor Guthrie (2-0) earned the win for Georgia College, allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks in 6.1 innings of work. 

The Bearcats will look to salvage a game in the series finale on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.