Article by: Will Brown Photo by: Tabithia Ross
The East Georgia State College Bobcats baseball team failed to match last year's success, but there were still signs of a program that is still growing quickly despite being so early on in the process.
The Bobcats went 11-37 overall and 4-27 in the conference. While the record looks ugly, the Bobcats were generally in every game that they lost, only getting blown out a handful of times. This was just a team that couldn't get the big hit or crucial out when they most needed it.
Jones Farriba was the main catalyst for the Bobcats offense, hitting .282 with seven RBI, 24 runs scored, and four stolen bases. Michael Brown hit .275 with 15 RBI, 15 runs scored, and four stolen bases.
For the second year in a row, Austin Denney was the best pitcher on the team, going 2-9 on the season with an ERA of 4.74 in 79.2 innings pitched. Ashley Claxton went 1-5 with an ERA of 5.54 in 63.1 after him.
The Bobcats are going to have to replace both Denney and Claxton on the mound as well as Brown at the plate next year. They are also losing great defensive John Wesley, among others. This is a team that will be looking for more explosive bats and bringing in a few more arms to build around for next year.