No. 8 Nighthawks race past Auburn Montgomery


DAHLONEGA, Ga. — From a quick double in the bottom of the first to a homerun in the sixth inning, Crews Taylor led the No. 8 University of North Georgia baseball team on a comfortable track to close out Auburn Montgomery with a final score of 9-2.

Wednesday night’s matchup was all UNG as the Warhawks went scoreless for four innings until finally securing their place on the board in the fifth inning.

AUM had several close windows to cut the lead, leaving players on third base in back-to-back innings. After two Warhawk runs in the fifth inning, the Nighthawks responded with two runs of their own in order to stretch the lead to 7-2. North Georgia continued to push the pressure late in the game. AUM managed to load the bases in the top of the ninth in a last attempt to cut the lead, but came up short.

UNG incorporated seven different pitchers into Wednesday’s game with Kyle Luigs (2-0) earning the win with two innings of work.

Taylor finished the day a triple short of the cycle, going 3-for-5 at the plate. Bill LeRoy also went 3-for-5 with three singles.

North Georgia will hit the road this weekend, starting with a Friday showdown against UNC Pembroke at 6 p.m.

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