The University of North Georgia softball team set a new NCAA-era record for runs scored in a game as it beat Seton Hill 20-4, the second of the Nighthawks’ two wins Sunday at the Captain D’s Classic at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.
Shelby Hammontree also set the program single-game home run record with three in Game 2, part of a 5-for-5 performance that also featured five RBIs. The Nighthawks batted through the order in the first inning, scoring eight runs on eight hits.
Amber Garrett picked up her first win of the year, surrendering two hits in three innings of relief.
North Georgia posted an 8-0, five-inning victory against Shepherd in Sunday’s opening game. Sydney Sprague and Stephanie Hartness homered in the team’s first two at-bats, while pitcher Kylee Smith (8-1) struck out seven of the 20 batters she faced.
North Georgia will take on Eckerd at 1:15 p.m. Friday to open the Diamond9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida.
Connor Hoover had four hits in four plate appearances and Lumpkin County High graduate Daniel McCrary threw seven strikeouts as North Georgia salvaged its series against Lynn with a 5-4 win Sunday at Bob Stein Stadium.
McCrary gave up three runs on seven hits through six innings to earn his second win of the season.
Conner Corbitt (3-for-4) cranked a home run, Trevor Sams drove in two runs on a double and Steven Tomlinson had an RBI-groundout. Hoover started the Nighthawks’ scoring with an RBI-triple in the bottom of the first inning.
North Georgia will open the Nighthawks Nest Classic against Quincy at 1 p.m. Friday at Bob Stein Stadium.