The University of North Georgia baseball team was unable get much going in the way of offense Saturday afternoon as the Saints dropped both games of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader to Young Harris College at Zell B. Miller Field in Young Harris.
The Mountain Lions captured the first game 7-1 before holding on for a 9-6 victory Game 2.
YOUNG HARRIS 7, NORTH GEORGIA 1: In the day’s first game, the Saints (11-23, 3-14 PBC) scored their lone run in the top of the first inning when Young Harris’ Andrew Moore hit Andrew Gordon with the bases loaded, driving in Jake McCurry.
The Mountain Lions (17-16, 7-13 PBC) would then go on to score two runs in the bottom half of the inning as well as two more in the fifth and seventh frames.
Young Harris concluded its scoring in the eighth with a single run, just barely out-hitting North Georgia 7-6 in the process.
Moore was credited with the win in the game, pitching seven innings that saw him strike out two, walk four and give up just three hits while Flowery Branch High grad James Mills came in to record his first save of the season.
YOUNG HARRIS 9, NORTH GEORGIA 6: The day’s second game saw the Saints produce better on the offensive side of the ball as they leaped out to an early 3-1 lead through the first two innings of play.
Derek Hooper and Travis Naraine scored first for North Georgia in the first inning off a double to left field by Tremayne Toorie and John LaMay scored in the second off a single by Naraine.