In the bottom of the sixth inning, William Mapes
hit his first home run of the year to put the No. 12 University of North Georgia baseball team on a comfortable track to close out Saturday’s game against Augusta with a final score of 10-5.
North Georgia got started quickly, using a Bill LeRoy single in the bottom of the first to score the game’s first run. UNG tripled their lead in the third on a Nik Levensteins single that scored two runs and put the Nighthawks up, 3-0.
With the score at 5-2 in the sixth, Mapes hit a rocket to left field to extend the lead to four. North Georgia scored four more runs in the inning, highlighted by a Levensteins bomb over the scoreboard in right center to give North Georgia a 10-2 lead.
Despite trailing by eight at the end of the sixth inning, the Jaguars managed to cut their deficit from eight to five during the top of the seventh; however, the Nighthawks never let go of the gas and finished the game strong.
– Derrick Pickvet (4-1) got the win after throwing 5.2 innings and striking out four Jags.
– Levensteins, Mapes and Crews Taylor each had two hits in the game. Levensteins finished with four RBI to lead UNG at the plate.
North Georgia will look for its third straight win against Augusta University tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Bob Stein Stadium.