Championship-level expectations in order at Georgia College

Georgia College Head Baseball Coach Jason Eller recaps his first season in Milledgeville. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

MACON, GA -- Year one under Head Coach Jason Eller saw Georgia College claim the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship. The Bobcats accomplished their main goal for the 2016-17 season.

That's no longer a goal in Milledgeville, it's the standard set forth by Georgia College greats.

"I think the standard was set by Coach Kurtz and Floyd Anderson being the first head coaches here," Eller said.

With history on their side, Georgia College has their sights on more than just a conference championship.

"We certainly want to win a national championship and we know that we can," Eller said. "Our 2010 was there. Our '95 team I believe was runner up."

After claiming the PBC Tournament Title, the Bobcats were bounced from the NCAA DII Southeastern Regional on back-to-back walk-off losses falling. A regional appearance was a feather in their cap, but Georgia College wants a shot at the College World Series.

"The next step is to get there and when we get there we've got to find a way to win it," Eller said. "We've got to get there first."

Georgia College finished the 2017 season 35-15 with 21 wins at home. The Bobcats lose PBC Player of the Year Brandon Benson to graduation but return five of their top seven hitters from one of the nation's best offensive teams.

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