UWA comes up short at Georgia College
Special to The Star
March 30, 2001
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. After falling to Georgia College on Wednesday due to some late inning heroics, the University of West Alabama faced off with the No. 2 ranked Bobcats again on Thursday. Once again, the game would be close in the late innings with Georgia College emerging victorious by the score of 4-3.
The Tigers led 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning only to see the Bobcats score the go-ahead and winning runs via bases-loaded walks. Chad Case led the Tiger charge, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, including a solo home run. Scott Merkich also picked up a walk and a hit in three plate appearances to go along with one RBI. Matt Williford, Corey Hayden and Martin Jackson picked up one hit apiece for UWA.
J.C. Widener led the Bobcat offensive attack with three hits and one RBI. Hal Jackson also contributed one RBI on two hits.
Josh McLaren pitched 6.2 solid innings en route to picking up a no decision. McLaren allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five. Matt Moyer saw his first action in almost a month and picked up the loss allowing two earned runs over 0.2 innings.
Carson Wiggins went the distance for Georgia College, allowing three runs on eight hits to pick up his third win of the year.
The West Alabama record moves to 18-11 (4-2 in GSC play). The Tigers return to conference action on Saturday when they face off against Valdosta State (23-12, 6-0 GSC) in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 1p.m.