The Knights' Round Table (4-8-19)

The Knights' Round Table (4-8-19)

Baseball Battles Gordon

The Knights faced GCAA foe Gordon State last week and the 17th-ranked Highlanders showed why they are one of the Nation's top teams. In the opener last Tuesday at home, WGTC fell behind early and eventually lost 12-1.  On Thursday, the series shifted to Barnesville, but the result was similar, this time an 11-1 loss.  The Knights battled in Saturday's doubleheader. In Game 1, WGTC led 3-1, but then watched the Highlanders plate 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th. The Knights responded with a run in the 7th and had the tying run in scoring position but dropped a 5-4 decision.  In the nightcap, the Highlanders built an early 5-0 lead and held on to that margin for the final.  Coach Beau Welborn's club fell to 14-20 overall, 5-13 in GCAA play while Gordon improved to 30-7 and 14-4.

This week the Knights open a GCAA series with East Georgia. The opener will be Tuesday in Swainsboro before the series shifts to Carrollton Friday and Saturday.  Tuesday's single game is set for 3 pm and first pitch Friday is slated for 4 pm.  Saturday's doubleheader will begin at 1 pm.  Home games are played at Central High School.

GCAA Standings (Through April 7, 2019) 

Team GCAA Overall
#17 Gordon 13-4 30-7
East GA 13-4 25-10
GA Highlands 9-8 23-17
South GA 10-10 20-19
Andrew 8-9 20-23
WGTC 5-12 14-20
ABAC 5-16 11-27

(The top 4 teams will play in the GCAA Baseball Tournament)


Softball Prepares for Busy Week

Coach Monica Mills' club, idle since March 27, returned to action Saturday against GCAA rival East Georgia.  The Knights battled into extra innings in the opener, before losing 3-2 in 8 innings. In Game 2, Taylor Knight's (Carrollton – Mt. Zion) 2 homeruns powered WGTC to a 7-4 win.  Rain overnight on Saturday led to Sunday's games with South Georgia being postponed until April 22. The Knights (16-17, 6-10) are currently 5th in the league and are pushing

This week will be busy for the Knights.  On Tuesday Young Harris visits Carrollton for a 2 pm doubleheader and Wednesday, WGTC will travel to Gordon for a key GCAA doubleheader, also scheduled for 2 pm. On Friday, the Knights step away from GCAA action to face Chattahoochee Valley at 2 pm. The week concludes with a 1 pm Saturday doubleheader at GCAA leader Georgia Military College.

GCAA Standings (Through April 7, 2019)

Team GCAA Overall
GA Military 15-1 31-12
ABAC 14-4 28-14
GA Highlands 11-7 20-14
East GA 9-9 17-11
WGTC 6-10 16-17
Andrew 5-11 15-24
Gordon 5-13 9-24
South GA 3-13 6-18

(The top 4 teams will play in the GCAA Softball Tournament)