Baseball Suffers Tough 24-0 Defeat at #3 Georgia in Season Opener

Anthony DiFrancesco

Milledgeville, GA- The Philadelphia University baseball team (0-1) opened the 2011 season with a 24-0 loss at #3 nationally-ranked Georgia College (10-2) on the road on Friday evening.

Despite the loss, PhilaU had two bright spots in hits from sophomore third baseman Jeffrey Bohus and junior center fielder Edward 'Joey' Thayres.

After falling behind 4-0 in the first inning, the Bobcats pounded out 11 runs in the third inning to take a commanding lead they would build on for the remainder of the contest. 

PhilaU sophomore hurler Russell Trojan took the loss, allowing 11 earned runs in three innings.  The rest of the PhilaU bullpen split the game as rookie Don Bradley completed four innings of action (seven earned runs), sophomore Mike Ross saw one inning of play and sophomore Trevor Dority also threw an inning. 

The Bobcats added two runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and then four more in the eighth to complete their 24-0 shutout.  PhilaU fielders chipped in three errors on the night.

The Rams will have three more chances to face GC, as they face off for a doubleheader on Saturday (2/26) beginning at 1 p.m. and then a single game on Sunday (2/27) at noon before heading back north. 

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