Hurricanes Complete Season at the PBC Tournament
Published 6:57 pm Monday, May 16, 2022
From Staff Reports
COLUMBUS, GA – The Georgia Southwestern State University Baseball Team fell to tournament host Columbus State 19-9 in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon, May 14. The Hurricanes dropped to the elimination bracket after a losing a 6-5 10-inning heartbreaker Friday night against Georgia College.
In the first game against Georgia College, both teams battled back and forth, with GSW tying the game up in the ninth to take it to extras. A mammoth shot to deep left center by Greg Wozniak gave GSW the lead in the 10th, putting the Hurricanes three outs away from moving on into the winner’s bracket. A two-run shot by Georgia College in the bottom half sent the Hurricanes towards a battle with tournament host, Columbus State.
Columbus State came out firing after a disappointing performance on Friday and jumped out to an 11-1 lead early in the game. The Hurricanes showed some fight, but the Cougar bats were too much to handle and Columbus State defeated the Hurricanes 19-9 ending GSW’s season.
The Hurricanes began the season 5-13 and managed to improve throughout the season finishing third in the conference. They had a program record four All-Conference selections and for the third season in a row had a player named PBC Pitcher of the Year. The Hurricanes lose six seniors including Pitcher of the Year Jared Donalson and All-Conference selection Tyler Skelton. They will return All-Conference selections Miles Hartsfield and Nick McCollum next season and look to improve on their third place PBC finish.
The Hurricanes finish the 2022 season with an overall record of 27-27.