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Local college scoreboard: Feb. 20

POSTED: February 20, 2013 10:29 p.m.

The fourth-ranked University of North Georgia softball team continued winning with a doubleheader sweep against North Greenville University on Wednesday in Dahlonega. The Saints took the first game 1-0 and finished with a 10-0 win in five innings in Game 2.

North Georgia broke through in the bottom of the fourth inning with one hit, before breaking the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning when Katie Block scored off a sacrifice fly from Kim McMillan to center field.

Courtney Poole, the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week, struck out seven batters in the first game.

NORTH GEORGIA 10, NORTH GREENVILLE 0: The Saints scored 10 runs off of 10 hits in the second game of the day in Dahlonega.

The Saints started with one run in each of the first and second innings before plating seven in bottom of the third inning, including three off a Tiffanie Burns home run to center field and another two off a homer by Block to left field.

Kayla Minger went 2 for 2 at the plate in the game with two runs batted in while Block ended her game 1 for 1 with her pair of RBIs.

Poole picked up her second win of the day with four innings of work to improve to 10-0 for the season, while Krysten Connelly came in for the final inning to secure the combined no-hitter and shutout.

North Georgia travels to the Catawba Invitational this weekend in Salisbury, N.C.

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YOUNG HARRIS 13, WEST GEORGIA 4: The Mountain Lions scored 10 runs in the first three innings to get their sixth-straight win on Wednesday in Carrollton.

Adam Moore, who went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, drove in the first run with a bases-loaded walk. David Atwood, who went 2 for 6, stroked a two-run single down the left-field line. Zach Bricknell, who went 2 for 4, followed with a two-run single down the right-field line. Mike Medori closed out the inning with a sacrifice fly.

Moore, Tom Valichka and Dom Wyshinski, who went 3 for 5, each had an RBI hit in the second inning.

Moore added an RBI double in the fifth and Spencer Thomas, who went 3 for 6, drove in two more with his sixth-inning double to left field.

William Leatherwood (2-0) got the win for the Mountain Lions with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless one-hit relief.

Young Harris visits Lander University in a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday in Greenwood, S.C.


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