UNG baseball sweeps Auburn Montgomery

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DAHLONEGA – The No. 20 University of North Georgia baseball team scored 16 unanswered runs as they finished off the season-opening sweep of Auburn Montgomery, 16-3, Sunday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium at Cottrell Park.

The Warhawks got started quickly with a first inning three run homer by Corey Armstrong, but from that point, UNG started chipping away. The Nighthawks scored single runs in each of the first three innings before exploding with a seven run fourth, highlighted by back-to-back-to-back doubles to lead off the frame.

Leading 10-3, the Nighthawks didn’t take their foot off the gas, scoring again in the fifth off a Crews Taylor two-run shot to left center. UNG scored four more in the sixth inning, led by a Jake Howard two-RBI double to score the first two of the inning.

NOTES

– Howard finished the day 4-for-5 at the plate with three doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. Brady Eeles went 3-for-5 with three runs scored.
– This is the third year out of the last five that UNG has swept its season-opening opponent.
– UNG has scored double digit runs in three straight games for the first time since the 2017 season when North Georgia scored double digits against Emmanuel in the final two games of the series before a double-digit performance against Georgia Southwestern in the opening game of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
– Parker Morrison (1-0) was the winning pitcher, striking out five across five innings.

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North Georgia opens PBC play against Claflin next weekend with a three-game set starting Friday at 4 p.m. in Dahlonega.

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UNG baseball voted Peach Belt Conference favorite

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – After winning the regular season championship for the third time in five years in 2019, the University of North Georgia baseball team was picked to win the league in the preseason coaches poll, the conference office announced Friday morning.

The Nighthawks captured eight of a possible 11 first-place votes and 117 total points to come in ahead of second-place Columbus State. Young Harris was third in the voting with USC Aiken and Georgia College tied for fourth.
North Georgia takes the top spot in the preseason poll for the second time in their PBC history, the first coming in 2016. Four different PBC teams received first-place votes in this year’s poll with Columbus State taking one, Young Harris two and Flagler one.

The Nighthawks finished with a 33-20 overall record and 19-11 mark in league play. UNG brings back five seniors for 2020 including first-team All-Conference pitcher Steven Bower and second baseman Bill LeRoy, who was named to the preseason All-Conference team earlier this week. 12 juniors will also fill out the roster Crews Taylor, who was named preseason All-Conference, and reliever Parker Morrison who was a second-team All-Conference selection last year.

Coaches were not permitted to rank their own team.

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Lumpkin baseball finishes summer league season strong with win

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The Lumpkin County Indians baseball team closed their summer league season with an 8-5 win over White County at home yesterday.

This game was a bounce-back for the Indians, who lost 6-0 the day before in a home game against the Chestatee War Eagles.

Lumpkin County broke out with a four run lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Andrew Segars and Caleb Childs each along with a triple by Harris Taylor assured the Indians a comfortable lead early on.

The Lumpkin County Indians finished out their summer league season with an 8-5 victory over the White County Warriors on Thursday.

Dalton Caldwell started on the hill for the Indians, and closed out two innings before the Warriors got two runs on the board in the top of the third.

Those two runs were from a deep drive out to center field by Warrior Kyler Mayo, earning him two RBIs and the first runs of the day for White County.

Lumpkin got the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, thanks to another single by Segars and a double by Nick Turner. From there it was a matter of getting runners across the plate, and singles from Harris Taylor and Caleb Childs brought the score up to 8-2.

The White County Warriors fell to the Indians 8-5 on Thursday at Indian Park.

White County brought in three more runs in the top of the sixth, but in the end the Indians triumphed to finish out the summer.

“Today was a big confidence builder for these guys,” said Head Coach Jonathan Gastley. “We gotta just keep working and doing the little things that we’re doing.”

 

 

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Lumpkin County Indians Baseball holds Lil’ Indian summer camp

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The Lumpkin County Indians Baseball team braved the dreary weather to hold their 2019 Lil’ Indian Baseball summer camp this week.

The camp took place at Lumpkin County High School in Indian Park each morning from Monday until Wednesday. Young baseball and softball players ages 5-12 attended to increase their skill level in a fun environment.

The camp helped to improve skills in hitting, pitching, fielding and base running.

Indians coaching staff along with current Varsity and Junior Varsity players assisted with teaching campers basic baseball skills in areas such as hitting, pitching, fielding and base running.

The campers were split into groups based on their age and skill level, and took turns rotating around the field to practice a different skill at each station.

“The biggest thing here is to just make sure the kids have fun and enjoy the game of baseball,” said Indians Head Coach Jonathan Gastley. “Hopefully what we teach them they’ll carry over to their teams.”

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About five years ago I told my dad, who is one of my biggest fans but also one of the most blunt people you’ll ever meet, that I wanted to be the first female head coach in the NFL.

“You can’t do that, Lauren,” he said.

“Why?” I argued.

I was expecting some drawn-out response about how I didn’t know enough about football.

“Because you can’t go in the men’s locker room,” he said flatly.

Ah, I hadn’t thought of that.

That was my senior year of high school, and never did I think I would be where I am now.

I grew up an UGA fan; my grandad attended college there in the ’60s and the red and black passed down into my veins. I learned to spell Georgia by chanting the fight song in my head (I still do subconsciously whenever I have to write it out!) I had an UGA cheerleader outfit and one of my baby pictures has me holding a stuffed bulldog. One of my nana’s fondest memories is of dancing around the living room with me as an infant when Georgia scored a big touchdown against Georgia Tech. I’ve never considered myself athletic, but I believe I owe a lot of my passion for sports to Papa Skip and Nana.

Papa Skip, Nana, my momma and I at the Georgia v. Florida game in 2017

Flash forward a few years and the first time I stepped foot on a sideline was as a cheerleader for the 8th grade Mill Creek rec football league. Cheerleading was not for me, and within a year I traded in pom poms for a six-foot flag pole as a member of the Mill Creek High School Colorguard.

In high school I lived for Friday night lights, and I have many fond memories of screaming myself hoarse for the Hawks while in the stands with the marching band. It was a well-known fact that I was the most spirited person in the band when it came to football, and while my coach would be yelling at me to pay attention during our warm-ups I’d be busy trying to figure out how much yardage we’d gotten from the last pass.

I guess my fellow classmates took note of my love for the game as well, because they voted me their Homecoming Queen my senior year. That is still one of my all-time favorite memories from high school- hearing my name called while standing on the 50 surrounded by family and friends.

My senior year of high school I was elected Homecoming Queen. This was the moment after my name was called. Look at my dad’s face!

I graduated from Mill Creek in 2015 but I had a hard time staying away from Markham Field. The University of North Georgia doesn’t have a football team, and Mill Creek decided to get really good the year after I left (this was the fall of 2015, the year they got knocked out by Colquitt County one round before the state championship.)

In the spring of 2016 I heard of an opportunity to work for the Gwinnett Braves, Triple-A minor league affiliate for the Atlanta Braves. Needing a summer job but hoping to avoid retail, I took it. I spent the next two summers as a Guest Relations Representative scanning tickets and welcoming fans. In addition to my already-sound knowledge of football, I learned all I could about America’s favorite pastime and a new love was born.

I spent one more summer at Coolray Field before graduating college, and this time it was as a member of the Promotional Team. That may be the most fun I ever had at work. Our team set up the on-field promotional games, signed up contestants, sold 50/50 raffle tickets and overall worked to make sure people had a good time. I certainly did- the memories I made with my team that year will forever be some of my favorites.

For a while I told people that I wasn’t interested in sports journalism, but the Lord as he fortunately often does had other plans. I got the opportunity to intern with the UNG Athletic Department my senior year of college, and I left Gwinnett County to plant some roots in the North Georgia mountains.

I worked for the Gwinnett Braves (now Gwinnett Stripers) for three seasons. Here I’m in my third season as a member of the Promo Team.

Two months ago I still wasn’t certain that I’d ever work in sports again, but when baseball started back up I knew I couldn’t live without it. I was fortunate enough to find an opportunity to apply with FetchYourNews.com, and even more fortunate to get an offer. And here we are.

I don’t tell you all this to brag on my accomplishments or give you some long-winded biography. I want to be just as much a part of your community as you all are now a part of my daily life. When I come to your sideline I want to know each of you and each of you know me. Part of being a great sports reporter is establishing a relationship with your team and community. Part of that relationship includes establishing trust, and how can you can trust someone if you don’t even know them?

One of the biggest reasons I keep working in sports is because of the the communities they create and the people I get to meet. There’s something about having a team to rally around that gets inside of you and never leaves. The people I have met so far and the connections I have made are priceless and will forever be a part of who I am and a big reason for why I do what I do.

So here’s to the journey ahead, and here’s to memories that are yet to be made and the relationships yet to be formed. I can’t wait North Georgia!

Lauren Hunter

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UNG sophomore named PBC pitcher of the week

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According to the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, UNG sophomore, Nick Clarno, was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after Clarno hit a homerun all three games against Palm Beach Atlantic. 

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Clarno his .455 against Palm Beach Atlantic over the weekend, driving in six runs as the Nighthawks ran their record to 6-0. Clarno had a 1.364 batting percentage, and he opened with a solo shot in the first game before going for 2-for-4 in the second and third games. He also added a double during the finale, scoring a total of four runs and striking out only once in 11 at-bats. 

Clarno leads the PBC in slugging percentage, is tied for second in home runs and is seventh in total bases. This is his first weekly honor of his career.

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Morrison, Perez Earn D2CCA Second Team All-Region Honors

University of North Georgia
5/18/2018 | Baseball
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – After being named to the NCBWA All-Region Second Team earlier this week, University of North Georgia baseball players Parker Morrison and Andres Perez earned D2CCA All-Region honors as announced by the association Friday evening.

A redshirt freshman from Cumming, Georgia, Morrison is the second team All-Region reliever after recording 10 saves and a 4-2 record and posting a 2.01 ERA in 53.2 innings of work on the mound for UNG. He had 62 strikeouts against just 27 walks, with opponents hitting just .164 against him this season.

A sophomore from Duluth, Georgia, Perez earned second team All-Region honors as a catcher, hitting .330 with a Peach Belt best 23 homers to go along with 68 RBI and a .699 slugging percentage. He also caught 20 of the 28 base runners that tried to steal a base against him this season.

Both Nighthawks are on the D2CCA All-Region list for the first time in their careers.

Three Baseball Players Named All-Conference

University of North Georgia
5/10/2018 | Baseball
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Three University of North Georgia baseball players were named to the Peach Belt’s All-Conference teams Thursday night at a banquet prior to the start of the PBC Baseball Tournament at Flagler College. Andres Perez was named to the first team, while Cade Heil and Parker Morrison were named to the second team.

Perez, a sophomore out of Duluth, Georgia, leads the PBC in homers with 20 headed into the conference tournament. His 20 bombs is also tied for the UNG single season record. He has caught all 50 games for the Nighthawks as well.

Heil, a freshman from Suwanee, Georgia, has been the Friday starter for the Nighthawks this season, going 6-7 this season with 55 strikeouts across over 93 innings on the mound. Morrison, a redshirt freshman from Cumming, Georgia, leads North Georgia in appearances with 30, garnering a 4-1 record with 10 saves.

The Nighthawks will take on UNC Pembroke tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the PBC Tournament. UNG will also take on Lander and Georgia College in pool play on Saturday with the winner of the pool advancing to the championship game Sunday.

Late Rally Falls Short as No. 9 Cougars Hold On To Beat Baseball, 3-2

University of North Georgia
5/5/2018 | Baseball | Box Score
DAHLONEGA – The University of North Georgia baseball team had the game tying run on second base with two away but could not bring him home as No. 9 Columbus State held on Saturday night for a 3-2 win at Bob Stein Stadium.

The Cougars struck first in the second inning as Gunar Drinnen singled to plate Robert Brooks and give CSU a 1-0 lead. Columbus State extended its lead to 3-0 on a Drinnen two-run homer in the fourth before the Nighthawks struck back.

With one out in the fourth, Chase Sudduth singled up the middle and moved over to second for Conner Corbitt to double off the wall in left center, plating the Nighthawks’ first run of the night.

From there, both Perez Knowles and Jack Fleming, on in relief, settled in and didn’t allow a single run. The Nighthawks put up a rally in the ninth inning on Cougar closer Payton Phillips, starting with back-to-back one out walks to Andres Perezand Corbitt. After a Cougar error allowed a run to score, the Cougars were able to escape the threat with the win.

NOTES
– Sudduth, Corbitt and Nick Clarno each had hits for North Georgia in the game. Eight of the nine Cougars in the starting lineup had hits.

– The Nighthawks turned three double plays in the game to keep Columbus State at bay. All three were inning ending.

– North Georgia will either be the fifth or sixth seed in the Peach Belt Conference tournament, depending on the result of tomorrow’s game.

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The Nighthawks and Cougars will wrap up the regular season with a 2 p.m. first pitch at Bob Stein Stadium. Fans are asked to get to their seats by 1:40 p.m. for Senior Day festivities as UNG honors Logan BurtDallas Deavers, Fleming and Steven Tomlinson prior to first pitch.

Baseball Falls at Lander, 14-6

University of North Georgia
4/27/2018 | Baseball | Box Score
GREENWOOD, S.C. – After scoring the first six runs of the game in the first two innings, Lander scored the final 14 runs, defeating the University of North Georgia baseball team, 14-6, Friday night at Dolny Stadium.

Andres Perez got things started in the first inning, blasting a three-run shot over the wall in left to put UNG up, 3-0. The sophomore homered again in the next inning, another three-run bomb to left to double the Nighthawk lead.

Lander started their response in the third with a two-run homer by Brice Kirven in the third inning to cut the lead to four. After two RBI singles in the fourth, a three-run blast by Carson Jones in the fifth gave the Bearcats a 7-6 lead. The next batter, Alex Conaway, hit a solo homer to extend the Bearcat lead to 8-6.

The night was capped off by yet another homerun by LU, this one coming in the eighth inning. A three-run homer by Conner Davis gave the Bearcats the eight-run victory.

NOTES
– Perez finished the game going 3-for-5 with six RBI. Tonight was his third multi-homer game of the season.

– The Nighthawks are now 19-21 all-time against Lander as the two teams have split the last six meetings.

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North Georgia and Lander will play the second game of the three-game conference series tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.

Baseball Snaps WSSU’s Winning Streak With 4-2 Win

University of North Georgia
4/20/2018 | Baseball | Box Score
DAHLONEGA – Despite a ninth-inning threat from the Rams of Winston-Salem State, the University of North Georgia baseball team was able to hang on to a two-run lead as Parker Morrison struck out the side with runners on the corners to win game one of the series, 4-2, Friday night at Bob Stein Stadium.

Winston-Salem jumped on the Nighthawks in the third to get a lead. A lead off single from Wellington Guzman followed by a sacrifice bunt from Nick Williams, then a homer over left center from Randy Norris put the Rams up 2-0.

Behind in the score, North Georgia fought back in the bottom of the frame. William Mapes led off with a bunt to the first baseman, diving safely into the bag to board a runner for UNG. Chase Sudduth drew a walk to put runners on first and second for Andres Perez, whose RBI single to left scored Mapes and cut the lead in half, 2-1. A wild pitch would allow Sudduth to score and tie it up.

A RBI double from Nick Clarno to score Jake Arnold, who reached on a double to left, clinched the lead for the Nighthawks in the fourth frame. Then in the sixth, Arnold’s hot bat sent a shot over left to add an insurance run and extend the lead, 4-2.

The Rams were not through as they fought back in the ninth. A leadoff single from Emilio Abreu brought the tying run to plate for WSSU, Cole Parks. Parks blasted a ground single through the right side to board the go-ahead for the Rams, as Abreu advanced to third on the play. But despite the effort, Morrison sat the following three batters down in order to close it out for the Nighthawks.

NOTES
– Arnold went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and one run scored. Clarno went 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI as well.

– With this win, Cade Heil improved to 6-5 on the season, WSSU’s Seth Reeves (3-3) drew the loss, and Morrison earned his 10th save of the year. Heil also had three pickoffs in the contest.

– UNG disrupted WSSU’s eight-game winning streak, and improved their streak to five.

NEXT UP
North Georgia will be back at The Steiner tomorrow for game two of the three-game series against Winston-Salem State. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

Baseball Players Continue Success on the Field in Summer Leagues

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DAHLONEGA – Fresh off a run to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship, many University of North Georgia baseball players continued their seasons in summer leagues throughout the southeast. Today, we take a look throughout the summer leagues and the professionals to check in on how the summer has been going for these players.

North Georgia has four players playing professionally, while nine returning players and three incoming players are competing in summer leagues.

PROFESSIONALS
Brandon Agar – Great Falls Voyagers
Agar has had a great start to the 2017 season, posting a 2-1 record in seven starts. He has struck out 19 batters to just six walks with a 4.31 ERA in 39.2 innings of work on the mound.

Connor Hoover – Arizona League Mariners
After getting drafted in the 21st round by Seattle, Hoover immediately jumped into play and has made a huge impact. In addition to his .297 batting average, he has three doubles, a triple, a homerun and eight runs batted in. He has also posted a .545 on-base percentage.

Chris Rearick – Tulsa Drillers
Rearick has been in the pros since he was drafted by Tampa Bay back in 2010. This year, Rearick is 0-1 in five starts for Tulsa. He has 19 strikeouts over 23.1 innings of work.

Sam Tidaback – Boise Hawks
Tidaback has had a great start to 2017 behind and at the plate. He is currently hitting .314 with eight runs scored. He also had a double, three homers and eight RBI.

RETURNING PLAYERS
Kyler Allen – Florida Collegiate Baseball League – DeLand Suns
Playing in half of the Suns’ games, Allen is currently hitting .152 with three runs scored. He has recorded two doubles and five RBI at the plate as well.

Logan Burt – Sunbelt Baseball League – Norcross Astros
In four relief appearances, Burt has been a strikeout machine, recording 14 strikeouts in 9.2 innings of work to just two walks. He has recorded a save and a 4.65 ERA.

Connor Corbitt – Valley Baseball League – New Market Rebels
Corbitt has continued his success from the 2017 season by hitting .322 in VBL action this year. He has eight doubles, two homers, 22 runs scored and 21 RBI.

Jake Howard – Coastal Plain League – Savannah Bananas
Howard is another Nighthawk that is hitting over .300 in summer league play. Hitting .320 at the plate, he has also notched two doubles and six RBI.

Kyle Luigs – Valley Baseball League – New Market Rebels
In six appearances, five of which were starts, Luigs is 1-2 with a 2.05 ERA. Luigs has struck out 19 batters over 29.1 innings on the mound.

William Mapes – Sunbelt Baseball League – Alpharetta Braves
Mapes has found his way onto the base paths quite a lot this summer. Currently, he is hitting .265 with 10 runs scored, two doubles, a triple and three RBI.

Parker Morrison – Sunbelt Baseball League – Alpharetta Braves
Morrison has been used mostly in relief appearances for Alpharetta, but he does have two starts in his seven appearances this summer. He has 20 strikeouts to just seven walks in 15.2 innings pitched.

Andres Perez – Coastal Plain League – Lexington County Blowfish
In 17 games, Perez is hitting .154 with four runs scored, a homer and six RBI. He has committed just one error in 120 chances behind the plate this summer for the Blowfish.

Joshua Profit – Sunbelt Baseball League – Norcross Astros
Profit is using his quickness on the bases to help the Astros this summer, legging out two triples so far. He his hitting .235 with three runs scored, six RBI and is 1-for-2 in stolen bases.

INCOMING PLAYERS
Cade Heil – Sunbelt Baseball League – Atlanta Crackers
Heil has been used both to pitch and hit for Atlanta this summer. In his one appearance on the mound, he recorded a save for the Crackers. The incoming freshman is currently hitting .190 with two runs scored, a double and three RBI.

Chase Sudduth – Valley Baseball League – New Market Rebels
Playing alongside teammates Corbitt and Luigs, Sudduth is giving Nighthawk fans a lot to be excited about next season when he takes the field for UNG. He is currently hitting .326 with 29 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, two homers and 25 RBI.

Crews Taylor – Sunbelt Baseball League – Gwinnett Tide
The incoming freshman has been huge at the plate for Gwinnett, hitting .250 with five doubles. He also has five RBI and eight runs scored.

– UNG Athletic Communications 

No. 2 UNG Baseball Rallies For 10-6 Win Over GSW In PBC Tournament Opener

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5/10/2017 | Baseball | Box Score
FLORENCE, S.C. – Freshman catcher Andres Perez dropped a two-out, two-run double into shallow center field to snap a 5-5 deadlock and spark second-ranked and top-seeded University of North Georgia to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over eighth-seeded Georgia Southwestern State University, Wednesday evening in the third game of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament.

North Georgia (41-8) advances to play in a winners’ bracket game on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. against either UNC Pembroke or Columbus State.

Perez finished with two hits as did UNG designated hitter Bill Leroy, while first baseman Trevor Sams went 3-for-3 with a double and a three-run homer.

Southpaw Dallas Deavers (2-0), the second of fourth UNG hurlers, earned the win with two and a third scoreless frames.

Georgia Southwestern junior starter Kyle Spinks (2-4) was tagged with the loss as he allowed seven runs on six hits in five innings. He fanned seven and walked six.

North Georgia took a 1-0 in the bottom of the second when Sams led off with a single and later scored from third when Spinks was called for a two-out balk.

The Hurricanes took a 5-1 advantage in the top fourth with a handful of runs. The outburst featured a sacrifice fly, a two-run homer, and two runs scoring on an infield fielding error.

A two-out, two-run single to right by UNG’s Devin Gearhart quickly trimmed the margin to 5-3 in the last of the fourth. A run-scoring single by Michael Bell and a sacrifice fly to the left field wall by Steven Tomlinson knotted the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, before Perez delivered his go-ahead hit to put the Nighthawks up 7-5.

A sacrifice fly in the seventh brought the Hurricanes to within 7-6, but Sam’s three-run homer to left center with two outs in the eighth plated three insurance runs for North Georgia. The Hurricanes put a pair of runners on base in the top of the ninth, but were unable to mount a rally.

– UNG Athletic Communications

CHAD HAYNIE // Director of Athletic Communications
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA ATHLETICS

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Website: UNGAthletics.com | Twitter: @UNG_Nighthawks | #HawkEm

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No. 2 Baseball Rolls Over West Georgia, 12-3

University of North Georgia
4/25/2017 | Baseball | Box Score
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The second-ranked University of North Georgia baseball team soared past West Georgia in midweek action Tuesday evening with a 12-3 win over the Wolves. The Nighthawks improve to 37-8 on the season with the victory.

UNG plated the first run of the ballgame on a Trevor Sams sacrifice fly in the first inning. The Nighthawks added six more runs in the bottom of the second. North Georgia recorded five straight RBI singles, capped off by Sams singling to left and driving in his second run of the ballgame in the bottom of the second. Bill Leroy drove in the final run of the inning on an RBI double down the left field line to give the Nighthawks a 7-0 lead.

West Georgia got on the board in the top of the third on an Artemis Kadkhodaian two-run homer to center. The Wolves added another run in fourth on an RBI single by Logan Arnett. UNG got one run back in the bottom half on a Connor Corbitt double to right center that plated Leroy.

The Nighthawks scored the final four runs of the ballgame in the bottom of the sixth. Michael Gouge led off the inning with a solo bomb to left center, one of three homers for the Nighthawks in the inning. Corbitt and Steven Tomlinson hit back-to-back dingers with two outs to give the game its final score, 12-3.

NOTES
Derrick Pickvet (5-0) got the start and picked up the win allowing three runs in his five innings of work on five hits and four walks, while striking out four.

– The Nighthawks were led at the plate by Conner Hoover and Connor Corbitt who had three hits each and drove in a combined four runs on the night.

– North Georgia improves to 17-4 all-time against West Georgia and have won three straight in the series. It is the first season sweep in the home-and-home series since 2011.

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The Nighthawks were originally scheduled to host Shorter on Wednesday evening, however that game was cancelled this evening. North Georgia will wrap up regular season play this weekend with a three-game set against Emmanuel (Ga.). First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday at Bob Stein Stadium.

– UNG Athletic Communications

CHAD HAYNIE // Director of Athletic Communications
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA ATHLETICS

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Website: UNGAthletics.com | Twitter: @UNG_Nighthawks | #HawkEm

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