The University of North Georgia baseball team picked up its first win of the season, defeating the King College Tornado 11-9 at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega on Saturday.
The win was also head coach Tom Cantrell’s 500th win of his career at North Georgia.
North Georgia (1-4) had the bats on their side early, plating five runs in the first inning. The scoring started when Brett Wright singled into center field, scoring Edwin Arias. Tremayne Toorie added to the scoring, plating Devin Gearhart.
Eason Spivey proceeded to double to left, bringing in Toorie and Gearhart. Spivey would then score on a Derek Hooper single just before the end of the inning.
After another perfect inning by Jacob Beauchamp on the mound, the Saints would plate North Hall graduate Jesse Strickland and Jake McCurry on an Arias single to center field in the second.
Tiffany Schandera had two hits for Brenau in a 4-2 loss to South Carolina State on Saturday. Elizabeth Schneider was 3 for 4 for the Golden Tigers.
BRENAU UNIVERSITY 12, BENEDICT COLLEGE 1: Cathrine Cole pitched six innings and allowed two hits. Lauren Parten and Katie Bolin each had a home run for Brenau. Taylor Kelly had a hit in both plate appearances for the Golden Tigers.
NORTH GEORGIA 6, ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE 4: Katherine Martin was 2 for 3 with three runs and an RBI, and Kayla Minger was 3 for 3 with three RBI and a run as the No. 12 Saints defeated the Chargers on the first day of the Captain D’s Classic on Saturday in Dahlonega.
Courtney Poole improved her record to 3-0 on the season by pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5, NORTH GEORGIA 3: A two-run home run by Katherine Martin gave the Saints a 2-0 lead early in the top of the first inning, but the Railsplitters rallied with four runs later in the inning and maintained their lead in the first game of the Captain D’s Classic on Saturday in Dahlonega.
Kim McMilan led North Georgia at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance and a run.
YOUNG HARRIS 6, KING COLLEGE 2: Kayla Jones smacked a two-run homer in Game 2 of the day on Saturday.
Young Harris improved to 2-6 while King went to 1-1. Young Harris concludes the road trip with a 2 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday (Feb. 13) against North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.
KING COLLEGE 3, YOUNG HARRIS 2: In the opener, Young Harris’ Kati-Jo Gentry (0-4) tossed a two-hitter, but King scored three unearned runs as the Mountain Lions committed two costly errors.
Young Harris College scored the final 10 points — six from Frank Adams and four from Michael Matta — as the Mountain Lions outlasted Augusta State University 86-76 in a Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball game Saturday in Young Harris.
The Mountain Lions improved to 15-6 overall and to 10-4 in the league, while the Jaguars fell to 11-9 and 6-7. Young Harris starts a three-game road trip Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. contest at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.
Augusta State’s D’Angelo Boyce tied the game for the 16th time when his jumper in the paint knotted the game at 76 with 2:24 remaining. Young Harris took the lead for good at 78-76 on Adams’ layup 10 seconds later. The Jaguars turned the ball over in their next possession and Malcolm Jackson found Matta open on the wing for a layup with 1:49 left.
AUGUSTA STATE 56, YOUNG HARRIS 50: Tanchelle Hollingsworth scored 13 points to lead four Augusta State University players in double figures as the Jaguars defeated Young Harris College 56-50 on Saturday in Young Harris.
The 23rd-ranked Jaguars improved to 16-4 overall and to 9-4 in the Peach Belt, while the Mountain Lions fell to 12-9 and 6-8. Young Harris will travel to the University of North Carolina-Pembroke for a 5:30 p.m. league contest on Thursday.
Augusta State, which led wire-to-wire, jumped out to a 21-10 lead as Eryka Menzies hit a jump shot with 6:42 remaining and extended its advantage to 15 (30-15) on a layup by Taylor Ayers with 1:40 remaining in the first half as Young Harris only hit seven field goals in the opening 20 minutes.
COLUMBUS STATE WOMEN 84, NORTH GEORGIA 75: The University of North Georgia women dropped its rematch against Columbus State in Dahlonega.
The first half saw the Saints (8-13, 6-8 Peach Belt) and the Cougars go back and forth. With 5:30 to play in the first half, Stephanie Huffman hit her fifth free throw in as many attempts to record her 500th career point at North Georgia.
The Saints led by two right before halftime before the Cougars went on a 7-0 run to close out the half.
The Cougars continued the run into the second half, extending the lead into double digits before North Georgia started to rally back behind Mimi Hill. The Saints got to with three with 10:46 remaining in the contest after Hill hit a layup.
SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC 68, BRENAU UNIVERSITY 66: Brittney Wiley scored 18 points for the Golden Tigers and Sarah Ward added 14 on Saturday in Gainesville. Gabby Harvey chipped in 12 points for Brenau. Ashleigh Billingslea scored a game-high 35 points for Southern Poly.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 91, COLUMBUS STATE 64: Lamar Robinson scored 26 points to lead the Saints to a big win Saturday in Dahlonega.
Richardson shot 9 for 11 from the field and 6 for 7 from 3-point range. He also recorded eight rebounds. Rory Miller added 10 points for North Georgia (13-8, 8-6 PBC).
North Georgia visits Francis Marion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Young Harris women’s tennis team handed Tusculum College its first loss of the season with a 8-1 victory over the Pioneers on Saturday in Greeneville, Tenn.
Jane Plevako (6-2, 6-2), Charlotte Dawson (6-0, 6-1), Lina Parra Pava (6-1, 6-3), Charlotte Moreau (6-2, 6-2) and Diana DiMarco (6-1, 6-0) each picked up wins for the Mountain Lions, while the teams of Plevako and Dawson (8-0), Moreau and Carolina Hernandez (8-6) and Parra Pava and DiMarco (8-4) helped Young Harris sweep doubles.
Young Harris visits Brevard College at 1 p.m. today.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 7, ERSKINE 2: The No. 23 Saints swept doubles as the teams of Felipe Friedrich and Matheus Guida (8-2), Sam Gantt and Giovani Santos (8-6) and Anthony Veryard and Matheus Pineda (8-5) each recorded wins Saturday in Due West, S.C.
In singles, Friedrich (7-6, 6-1), Guida (6-1, 6-0), Ernesto Farinas (5-7, 6-2) and Mario Mesquita (6-0, 6-0) each won matches to secure the team win for North Georgia.
North Georgia visits Newberry College at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
YOUNG HARRIS MEN 6, TUSCULUM 3: The Mountain Lions controlled doubles play, winning all three matches to defeat Tusculum on Saturday in Greeneville, Tenn.
The teams of Joan Valls and Guilherme Frias (8-2), Martin Harach and Gabriel Oliveira (8-3), and Tom Gibaud and Sebastian Dartnell (9-7) each picked up doubles wins. In singles, Guilherme Frias (6-1, 6-2), Tom Gibaud (6-2, 6-1) and Brecht Vangrinsven (6-4, 6-2) each recorded victories.
Young Harris visits Brevard College at 1 p.m. today.