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College scoreboard: North Georgia softball sweeps Georgia Southwestern
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The University of North Georgia’s Shelby Hammontree was 5 for 6 from the plate in an 8-0 and 7-0 doubleheader sweep of Georgia Southwestern on Friday in Dahlonega.

Hammontree had a home run for the Lady Nighthawks (38-10, 17-4 Peach Belt Conference) in Game 1, while Sydney Sprague had a two-run shot.

Nighthawks starting pitcher Kylee Smith threw a complete game with five strikeouts and allowed three base runners.

In Game 2, Stephanie Hartness had a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Bria Bush, a Buford High graduate, allowed three hits from the circle to earn the victory.

North Georgia needs two more wins to get a No. 1 seed in the Peach Belt
Conference tournament.

The University of North Georgia’s Devin Gearhart went 2 for 4 in Friday’s 9-3 loss to Columbus State in the series opener in Columbus.

Michael Bell drove in two runs in the eighth inning with an RBI single for the Nighthawks (30-8, 14-5 Peach Belt).

On Saturday, North Georgia faces Columbus State at 2 p.m. in Columbus.

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