The Knights' Round Table (4-15-2019)

The Knights' Round Table (4-15-2019)

Softball Has Tough Week

The Knights softball team, in the midst of the best season in school history, struggled this week on the road, going 0-6 with a couple of tough decisions.  After rain prevented a home match-up with Young Harris on Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Barnesville for a key GCAA matchup with Gordon.  WGTC battled back in Game 1, scoring 3 runs late, but dropped the opener 5-4.  In the second game, the Highlanders jumped out early and won 11-3.  On Friday, the Knights hit the road again with non-conference Chattahoochee Valley, dropping both ends by 8-0 and 11-3 margins.

The road was not any easier on Saturday, with the Knights travelling to Milledgeville to battle GCAA-leading Georgia Military.  The Bulldogs (34-13, 18-2) grabbed an early lead and took Game 1 by a 4-1 score.  WGTC battled GMC in Game 2, pounding out 11 hits and taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the 6th.  However, the Bulldogs answered in the bottom of the inning with 2 runs and held on for a 3-2 victory. 

If the Knights (16-23, 6-14) have any chance to get into the postseason tournament, they will need to string some wins together on the road this week.  Coach Monica Mills' club travels to Andrew College Tuesday for a 2 pm doubleheader and will follow that up with a trip to Abraham Baldwin Wednesday, also at 2 pm.

GCAA Standings (Through April 14, 2019)

Team GCAA Overall
Georgia Military 18-2 34-13
ABAC 17-5 31-15
Georgia Highlands 13-9 22-16
East Georgia 11-11 19-13
Gordon 8-14 12-25
Andrew 7-13 17-26
WGTC 6-14 14-22
South Georgia 4-16 7-21

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

 

Baseball Drops Series to East Georgia

The last two weeks have been difficult for Coach Beau Welborn's team.  Last week, the Knight's battled nationally-ranked and GCAA-leading Gordon College. This week, the Knights squared off with East Georgia, who began the week tied with Gordon for the top spot in the conference.  As has been the case all season, WGTC battled.  In Thursday's opener in Swainsboro, the Knights struggled offensively, losing the opener 6-1.

The series shifted to Carrollton on Friday and the Knights busted out.  Sophomore Justin Guyton (Acworth-Allatoona) powered the offense, going 3-4 with 4 RBI while scoring 2 runs and sophomore right-hander Nick Kempf (Newnan-Northgate) tossed a complete game shutout, going 7 innings and limiting the Bobcats to just 3 hits as the Knights won 10-0.  East Georgia bounced back in Saturday's doubleheader winning 10-3 and 3-0 to take the series.  The Bobcats improved to 28-11 on the year, 16-5 in GCAA play while the Knights fell to 15-23 and 6-15.

This week the GCAA will step away from its normal 4-game series format.  WGTC will instead have 3 single games within the conference.  Monday, the Knights will travel to South Georgia College for a 3 pm contest, followed by a 6 pm Wednesday game at Georgia Highlands.  The Knights will be back home Friday for a 2 pm matchup with Andrew College.

GCAA Standings (Through April 14, 2019)

Team GCAA Overall
#14 Gordon 17-4 36-7
East Georgia 16-5 28-11
Georgia Highlands 11-10 25-19
Andrew 10-11 22-25
South Georgia 10-14 20-23
WGTC 6-15 15-23
ABAC 5-16 11-27

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