Knights Open 2019 Campaign at Northwest Florida State

Knights Open 2019 Campaign at Northwest Florida State

Niceville, FL – The West Georgia Tech Baseball Team opened the 2019 campaign here with a 3-game series against Northwest Florida State. 

 

In Friday's doubleheader opener, fans were treated to an old-fashioned pitcher's duel.  Malcolm Falardeau's solo shot in the 5th gave WGTC the lead while a trio of freshmen, Corbit Cimadevilla, Isaac Miller, and Matt Terill combined for a 3-hit shutout as the Knights held on for a 1-0 victory.  Right-hander Cimadevilla (Newnan – Northgate) started and went 2 innings before giving way to left-hander Miller (Powder Springs – Harrison) who earned the win by pitching 4 innings and allowing just 2 hits with a strikeout.  Terrill (Acworth – North Cobb) closed the door in the 7th to record the save.

 

The nightcap didn't go as well.  Sophomore Justin Guyton (Acworth – Allatoona) broke up the Raider no-hitter with a single in the 6th for the lone WGTC hit. The Knights gave up 7 runs, 2 of which were earned and dropped Game 2 by a 7-0 margin.  In Saturday's single game, the Raiders broke open a close game with 9 runs in the 6th inning followed by 6 in the 7th and cruised to a 17-0 win.  Sophomore Jacob Warren (Powder Springs – Hillgrove) recorded the only 2 hits for the Knights.

 

Coach Beau Welborn's club will return to action on Monday when they travel to LaGrange College to face the Panther junior-varsity squad.  First pitch of the scheduled doubleheader will take place at 5 pm.  On Thursday, the Knights will travel to Chattanooga State for a 1 pm doubleheader.  The home opener for the 2019 season is set for Saturday at 1 pm when Vincennes comes to town.  Home games are played at Central High School in Carrollton.