Trey Rogers and Zach Bricknell each hit home runs as the Young Harris College baseball team defeated Tennessee Temple University 13-3 in seven innings on Friday in Young Harris.
Rogers led off the bottom of the first with a homer, while Brady McCarter had a two-run single and Zeke Gribble contributed a RBI single in the inning.
Bricknell’s Peach Belt-leading 15th homer highlighted an eight-run third inning that expanded the lead for Young Harris (22-22) to 12-0. Trevor Spradlin had a two-run single while Jack Morrow drove in two runs with a double down the left field line. Dom Wyshinski had a RBI double and Bowen Klosinski added a triple and scored on a throwing error.
The Mountain Lions closed out the scoring in the sixth on Spradlin’s bases-loaded walk.
Every Young Harris starter but one had at least one hit. McCarter led the 14-hit attack with three while Morrow, Wyshinski, and Bricknell each had two.
Travis Donahoo (3-0) earned the win as he allowed just two hits in four shutout innings.
Young Harris plays host to Francis Marion University at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Young Harris.
COLUMBUS STATE 12, NORTH GEORGIA 3: Eason Spivey and Derek Hooper led North Georgia at the plate with two hits each. Spivey, who went 2 for 4, drove in a pair of runs while Naraine scored twice for the Saints.
Clint Spratlin pitched four innings for the Saints (16-28, 7-18 PBC), striking out two while giving up three earned runs, but it was Chris Cobb (2-2) who accepted the loss as he gave up two runs and four walks in 2 2/3 innings of work.
North Georgia finishes the weekend series with a doubleheader at Columbus State beginning at 1 p.m. in Columbus.