YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – No. 9 University of North Georgia split a Peach Belt doubleheader with Young Harris Saturday to clinch the conference series.
In Game 1, the Mountain Lions scored first in the bottom of the first on a Zavier Lushington solo homer to put YHC up, 1-0. Young Harris continued to put runs up, scoring three in the fourth on two RBI singles. YHC scored two unearned runs in the sixth before plating their final three runs in the seventh to earn the 9-0 win.
North Georgia had multiple chances to put up runs in the game, leaving 14 runners on base in the game.
The UNG bats came alive in Game 2 as the Nighthawks soared to an 11-2 win.
The fireworks started with a three-run blast from Conner Corbitt in the second inning.
YHC answered with a run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI groundout to cut the lead to two.
After a RBI groundout for UNG pushed the lead back to three, Young Harris used a solo shot to cut the lead to two again through four innings.
In the seventh, North Georgia got two homers, first a two-run bomb from Crews Taylor before a solo shot by Chase Sudduth in the next at-bat. Sudduth brought home another run in the ninth on a RBI double before a RBI groundout brought home the 11th run.
Sudduth was 4-for-6 at the plate in the doubleheader.
North Georgia had 16 hits in the second game of the day, their second most in league play this season.
The Nighthawks will take on Auburn Montgomery on Wednesday with first pitch set for 5 p.m.