Knights Battle 1st Place East Georgia

Knights Battle 1st Place East Georgia

 

With their post-season hopes all but extinguished, the Golden Knights had a chance to play spoiler in its series with 1st place East Georgia.  The Knights battled but the Bobcats (25-14, 18-5) took 3 of the 4 games and currently has a 2-game lead over South Georgia in the current GCAA Standings.

 

 

 

After dropping the series opener 17-7 Tuesday in Carrollton, the series resumed with a single game Friday night in Swainsboro.  The Knights plated a run in the 8th and then took the lead with 2 runs in the 9th and held on to a thrilling 7-6 victory.  WGTC was led by Tony Matos' 4 for 5, including a rally-starting double to lead-off the decisive 9th inning.  Danny Vargas was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, 2 of which came with a go-ahead single in the 9th. Jacob Warren blasted a 3-run homer in the 5th to temporarily put the Knights on top 3-2 in the 5th. Warren leads WGTC with 5 homeruns and 31 RBI. Caleb Dixon (4-3) picked up the win in relief, throwing 4 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits.

 

 

 

Pitching dominated Saturday's doubleheader opener.  Avery Smith took the mound for the Knights and was stellar, throwing 8.1 innings and allowing just 1 unearned run off 3 hits with 8 punch outs.  Scoreless at the end of the 7th, the teams battled into extra innings with the Bobcats plating a run on a wild pitch to win in the 9th.  In the nightcap East Georgia erupted for a 16-4 win.

 

 

 

The Knights (17-31, 6-18) are slated to begin a series Tuesday on the road against Abraham Baldwin at 6 pm. The series shifts to Carrollton Friday at 6 pm followed by a Saturday twin bill set for 1 pm.