WEST GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL COMPLETES SERIES SWEEP OF VINCENNES UNIVERSITY WITH 10-9, 1-6 ON SATURDAY AND 9-4 WIN ON SUNDAY
The Golden Knights improved to 2-3 on the year while Vincennes fell to 0-2.
"We had a great day at the plate, and that is pretty much the reason that we won both games," West Georgia Tech head coach Todd Pratt said. "We had some guys that really battled and came through with some big hits. We had guys that came in and pitched in relief to keep us in both games, and that was a key for us. I can't say enough about our defense - I think we only had two errors all day. Just a nice way to bounce back to give our guys some confidence."
West Georgia Tech overcame a 7-3 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take its first lead in the contest, 8-7. The game went back-and-forth until the seventh when Vincennes scored a run to tie the game at 9-9.
Mocahbee and Zach Sims both had three hits to lead West Georgia Tech offensively. Mocahbee went 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs while Sims went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs.
Evan Hilton picked up the win in relief for WGTC as he allowed just one run on two hits in two innings. He struck out three and walked two. Drew Flatford also worked in relief, with 3.2 innings of work – allowing a run on four hits.
Vincennes answered with two in the top of the fifth to retake the lead at 6-5, but the Golden Knights responded with a four-run fifth and two more runs in the sixth to close out the scoring.
WGTC batters struck out only twice while earning 12 walks.
With Sunday's 9-4 win the Golden Knights improved to 3-3 on the year while Vincennes fell to 0-3.
WGTC won despite being outhit 9-6.
"Zach Sims has been about as impressive as you can be in the first week of the season," WGTC head coach Todd Pratt said afterwards. "He's knocking the cover off of the ball. We didn't get a ton of hits today but we hit the ball hard and we were opportunistic with those hits in some key situations."
Fehribach had a solid outing on the mound for West Georgia Tech. The sophomore threw six innings of seven-hit baseball and allowed four runs – all earned.
"Fehribach had a good day," Pratt said. "All of our pitchers today did a great job out there. Our defense was just outstanding. We only had two errors all weekend and our infield made some plays that we haven't ever made around here. So I'm excited about that as well."