The North Georgia College & State University baseball team erased a five-run, first-inning deficit on Tuesday evening and rallied back to take down West Georgia 10-9 on a walk-off infield single at Bob Stein Stadium in non-conference action.
The Saints win their sixth straight game, improving to 30-16 on the year with the series sweep of the Wolves, while West Georgia falls to 18-27 on the season.
The Wolves could do little wrong in the first inning as they put six hits on the board and pushed across five runs to take the early lead.
Michael Hollis provided a pair of the runs with a two-run double to center field, and Nick Sperounis capped the scoring in the top half of the opening inning with a single up the middle to plate Hollis.
The Saints answered with an offensive surge of their own in the bottom of the first inning, as Jordan Erisman led off and doubled to center field and Derek Hooper and Troy Snitker followed with back-to-back singles to put North Georgia on the board. Kenny Bellavance then notched an RBI single, and Chestatee graduate Chad Sage capped the three-run inning with a ground out to pull the Saints to within a pair at 5-3.
West Georgia was at it again in the second inning when Andy Marinelli tripled home a run, and later scored on a two-out single to right field by David Buchanan to give the Wolves a 7-3 advantage.
North Georgia erased the West Georgia lead in the third inning, as Terrell Jones and Sage provided RBI singles to pull the Saints to within two runs, before Brad Hall connected with two outs and belted a three-run blast over the fence in left center to give North Georgia their first lead of the day at 8-7.