UNG softball throws no-hitters during Florida Tech Invitational

University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, No. 3 University of North Georgia softball team swept the final day of the Florida Tech Invitational, knocking off Lynn and Converse Sunday as sophomore, Kylee Smith, tossed a no-hitter in game one.

UNG freshman, Kaylee Womack, kicked off the scoring with a single that scored Hobby Gregory in the first inning. Hobby later hit a double that plated sophomore, Alishia Frierson, and UNG added another as Junior, Kelly Kahlert, sprinted home on a Knight error to make the score 3-0 in the fourth.

The Nighthawks doubled their lead in the second inning on a two-run blast by freshman, Adella Carver, before scoring the final two runs of the game in the fifth. Kahlert stole home after moving to third on a bunt by sophomore, Cheyanne Mosteller. Anthony pushed Mosteller across for the game’s final run on a double to left center.

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UNG softball opens with 7-1 win over Southern Wesleyan

University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, junior, Marley Stowers, hit a grand slam over the left field wall, pushing No.3 UNG softball team to a 7-1 win over Southern Wesleyan Friday afternoon.

Marley Stowers (Photo courtesy of UNG Athletics)

Kaylyn Anthony scored the game’s first run on a SWU error in the first inning of the opening game of the Cottrell Foundation Loyal Blue Classic. After loading the bases, the Nighthawks got Stowers up to bat and, with a full count, she put the softball well out of the park to push the lead to 5-0.

Kaylyn Anthony (Photo courtesy of UNG Athletics)

Anthony struck an RBI single in the fourth inning before Katelyn Perry tacked on another run ins the sixth on an RBI single. The Warriors pushed a run across in the top of the seventh to bring the game to its final score.

 

 

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UNG men’s basketball falls to Young Harris

University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to the University of North Georgia Athletic Department, the UNG men’s basketball team suffered an upset against Young Harris Wednesday, despite UNG sophomore, Jack Howard, reaching a career high of 23 points.

Photo courtesy of UNG Athletics

 

The Nighthawks started with a 16-3 lead, but the Mountain Lions managed to gain a four-point lead by the end of the first half. Young Harris came out of the half with a strong guard of the three-point line. UNG hit 14 of 34 three-point attempts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNG shuts out California (PA) IN NFCA Leadoff Classic Finale

University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN, GA

According to the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, UNG junior, Bria Bush, shutout 4.1 innings of softball as the No. 3 UNG team finished of the NFCA Leadoff Classic with a 6-0 win over the California University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of UNG Athletics

UNG landed three runs during the third inning. UNG freshman, Hobby Gregory, scored before teammate, Alishia Frierson, plated Kaylee Womack on an RBI single, just two pitches later, putting UNG up 2-0.

Womack brought home another run in the fifth, plating sophomore, Kaylin Anthony, on a sacrifice fly that took the lead to 4-0. Freshman, Olivia Sinquefield, was responsible for the final two runs of the game, tripling in the sixth to score Kelly Kahlert, scoring herself on a Vulcan error.
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Smith named PBC pitcher of the week

University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN, GA

University of North Georgia softball player, Kylee Smith, has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week. The conference announced their consideration on Tuesday afternoon. 

Smith was 2-0 in three NFCA Leadoff Classic appearances, allowing just two hits in 13.2 innings, with a total of 24 strikeouts. She also picked up her first win against No. 19 Lenoir-Rhyne University, going all seven innings with two hits allowed and one walk while striking out 15.

The UNG sophomore pitched five, no-hit innings, landing a 6-3 win over Hillsdale. Overall, Smith struck out six, before pitching 1.2 innings of relief against California University of Pennsylvania, where she struck out three with no hits nor walks allowed. Smith is currently tied for the league lead in wins and is second in strikeouts. 

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UNG women’s basketball team announced as Peach Belt Conference winners

University of North Georgia
AUGUSTA, GA
According to the University of North Georgia Athletic Department, the Peach Belt Conference announced the No. 16 UNG women’s basketball team as conference winners on Wednesday, October 31.

The Nighthawks claimed all possible first place votes to earn a maximum point total of 121 in the poll. Columbus State was second in the voting with Lander third and a tie for fourth between Flagler and Francis Marion. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team.

UNG claimed their second-ever PBC regular season championship and their first PBC Tournament title in 2017-18. UNG also made their second NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the round of 16 and the regional championship game. The Nighthawks will return three of their top four scorers from last year’s team including All-Conference senior guards Amber Skidgel and Vanessa Agrusa. Also returning is 2017-18 PBC Freshman of the Year Abbie Franklin.

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UNG athlete selected for Preseason All-Conference team

University of North Georgia

AUGUSTA, GA.

According to the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, the Peach Belt office announced UNG senior guard, Amber Skidgel of the No. 16 women’s basketball team, to the Preseason All-Conference team Tuesday afternoon.
UNG

UNG junior, Amber Skidgel. Photo Courtesy: UNG Athletics

Skidgel is from Bethlehem, GA and was named a first team All-Conference selection last year after leading the Nighthawks to a PBC Regular Season and Tournament Championship. She led UNG with 12.6 points per outing and was seventh in the league in points and eighth in blocks. She also led the league in made-threes with 68 and was fifth in the PBC in three-point percentage, shooting just over 36 percent.

Skidgel was joined on the team by Francis Marion’s Shaunice Fulmore, Lander’s Mylea McKenith, Flagler’s Tabitha Odabe and Columbus State’s Tatiana Wayne.

 

 

 

 

 

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King in 15th After Opening Round of PBC Championships

University of North Georgia
4/13/2018 | Men’s Golf
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Lawson King sits in a tie for 15th place after the opening round of the Peach Belt Conference Championship as the University of North Georgia is in ninth place at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course.

King shot an opening round 73 to lead the Nighthawks, who shot 305 on the first day of the tournament. Tanner Merck shot a 76 to find himself in a tie for 27th. Leading the tournament individually is USC Aiken’s Johnson Holliday at four-under 68.

The Pacers lead the tournament as a team as well after firing a 284 in the opening round. Columbus State is in second place at 286, followed by Young Harris in third. Lander and Flagler are in a tie for fourth place.

North Georgia is just one stroke behind Clayton State and just seven strokes out of the top five.

UNG will tee it up in the second round tomorrow with tee times starting at 8 a.m. off hole No. 10.

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