MILLEDGEVILLE -- It was better that Valdosta State's baseball team didn't win it is first shot at Tommy Thomas' 1,200th career win. He wouldn't have been around to see it.

Thomas was ejected in Tuesday's 8-2 Georgia College win over Valdosta State. The Bobcats battled back from a 2-0 deficit, tying the game in the fourth, going ahead with two runs in the fifth and busting the game open on Tayler Folson's pinch-hit grand slam home run in the sixth.

Georgia College (25-18) got 11 hits off five VSU pitchers, with starter Bryan Bennett (3-2) getting the loss.

The Blazers (35-15) scored a run in the first on Sammy Watson's double, plating Josh Grube. Scott Fletcher's single scored Scott Simpson to make it 2-0 in the second.

Three GC pitchers limited VSU to five hits after that.

Grube was 3-for-4, while Watson added two hits.

VSU returns to action this weekend in Florence, Ala., for a Gulf South East series with North Alabama. The Blazers need to win at least two of three games to qualify for the Gulf South tournament it won last season.

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