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Local college scoreboard: Feb. 13

POSTED: February 13, 2011 10:56 p.m.

The 22nd-ranked North Georgia College & State University baseball is a win away from tying their best start in school after completing a three-game weekend sweep over Stillman College on Sunday afternoon, caging in the Tigers for a 7-1 victory at Bob Stein Stadium in non-conference action on Sunday in Dahlonega.

The Saints (6-0) sit a victory away from tying the program’s best start in school history at 7-0, a start that propelled the 2005 team to a 57-15 record. Stillman College, who entered the weekend with a 4-1 record, drop back to the .500 mark at 4-4 on the season.

North Georgia broke things open in the second inning with just two hits and the benefit of a Stillman error.

Brad Hall came to the plate with runners on the corners and skied a fly ball behind first base that dropped, but Stillman was able to get a force at second base as Chestatee High graduate Chad Sage raced home for the first run of the game.

TRUETT-MCCONNELL 14, VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE 4: Brad Mills led the Bears (8-3) with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the third on Sunday in Cleveland.

Taylor Herndon and Buck Harris each had multi hit games also for TMC.  The Bears face Toccoa Falls at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Cleveland.

College softball
LADY SAINTS WIN 2:
Ranked No. 2 in the country in Division II, the North Georgia College & State University softball team continued their hot start to the season, grabbing two more wins on the final day of the Hughston Sports Clinic Classic on the campus of Columbus State University.

The Saints improve to 7-0 on the year after sneaking out a 3-0 victory in the opener against Lynn University, and blasting West Alabama 8-0 in five innings later in the day to wrap up play at the Hughston Sports Clinic Classic.

Game one against Lynn University was all about pitching and great defense as junior pitcher Jessica Coan continued her onslaught on hitters, getting the start and tossing a complete-game shutout with 12 more strikeouts without allowing a run for the Lady Saints.

College Tennis

Looking to win their third straight match to open the season on Sunday evening, the North Georgia College & State University men’s tennis team battled Georgia State University and fell 7-0 at the Piedmont Park Tennis Center in non-conference action.

The Saints drop their first match of the season, falling to 2-1 overall on the year, while the Panthers, an NCAA Division I program and a member of the Colonial Athletic Conference.

North Georgia dropped the doubles point, falling in all three matches as Felipe Friedrich and Brandon Sloan fell 8-1 at No. 1, and Mateus Camasmie and Adrien Saulais came up on the short end of an 8-5 match at No 2.

Giovani Santos and Ernesto Farinas squared off with Lucas Santana and Juan Pablo Gutierrez at No. 3, and while the Saints held an early 1-0 lead in the match, the Panther duo rallied back to take four straight games before coming away with the 8-2 victory, giving Georgia State a sweep in doubles action.



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