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Valdosta overpowers Georgia College in baseball

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In a game that featured 30 total hits and 13 total pitchers, the No. 23 Georgia College baseball team (26-12) lost a shootout to Valdosta State University (23-16) 15-8 Wednesday night at John Kurtz Field.

After giving up six over the first two innings, digging a 6-1 hole, the Bobcats battled back to make it 6-4 after scoring runs on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly in the fourth. VSU quickly exploded for nine combined runs over the fifth and sixth innings to take over the game for good.

Centerfielder Rob Hogenkamp went 3-for-4 with two doubles, plating one run and scoring another. Rightfielder Jake Sandlin added a pair of hits in four trips, scoring twice.

Starter Josh Pape took the first loss of his Bobcat career (2-1), while Blazer reliever Zakk White (1-3) picked up his first win of the season in 2 2/3 innings of work. Georgia College relievers Micah Thompson, Jordan Modine and Jordan Brooks (Macon, Ga.) combined for 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m., hosting Young Harris College.

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