Gordon sweeps West Georgia Tech in baseball series

Gordon sweeps West Georgia Tech in baseball series

It took the juggling of schedules and the rain but Gordon and West Georgia Tech were finally able to get their four-game series complete. Gordon opened  the series with a 10-3 victory on Wednesday. Gordon then took a doubleheader from West Georgia Tech on Easter Sunday, winning 13-3 in the first game and taking game two, 7-3.

West Georgia Tech had a 2-1 lead going into the third inning of game one, but gave up three runs in the third and another three in the fourth.  Gordon would add six more runs in the sixth inning to close out the scoring and pick up the 13-3 win. The Highlanders had 17 hits compared to the Golden Knight's 5 hits in the contest.
 

In game two Gordon jumped out 6-0 scoring three runs in both the third and fourth innings for a second straight game. Gordon added another run in the sixth to go up 7-0. Then the Golden Knights answered with three runs in the bottom-half of the frame to make it a 7-3 game and close the scoring.

 

The Highlanders completed a sweep of the Knights with an 18 - 7 victory in game four in Douglasville. Gordon State jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after three innings. Gordon added two more runs in the fourth and put a four-spot on the board in the fifth to take a commanding 11-0 lead. West Georgia Tech answered with two in the sixth and four in the seventh, sandwiched around a Gordon State run in the top of the seventh, which made it a 12-6 game. The two teams traded runs in the eighth before Gordon added another five in the ninth to close out the scoring at 18-7.

The Highlanders scored 48 runs in the four-game series and improved their conference mark to 18 - 10 on the year.

Pictured Gordon's Hunter Thornton slides into 3B