Derek Hooper and Tanner Scroggins led the University of North Georgia baseball team on offense in a 14-10 victory over Carson-Newman College on Tuesday in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Hooper went 4 for 4 with five runs batted in and three runs scored, while Scroggins was 3 for 3 with two runs scored and another batted in.
Brett Wright scored three runs and had two RBIs, and Kenny Bellavance scored two runs. Brad Barto logged a pair of doubles and five RBIs on the day.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Chris Cobb pitched the first 3 1/3 innings, but earned a no-decision as redshirt freshman Brandon Agar (3-3) came in for the final 5 2/3 innings to record the win. Agar struck out seven batters and gave up just three runs, all earned.
The Saints (8-15) play Carson-Newman again at 1 p.m. today in Jefferson City, Tenn.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN WIN CHICK-FIL-A INVITATIONAL: The Saints carded a 307 in the opening round on Monday and then improved by two strokes to a 305 in Tuesday’s round, finishing with a two-round score of 612 to win their own Chick-fil-A Spring Invitational at Achasta Golf Club by 14 strokes over second-place Young Harris College.
North Georgia’s Grant Rish finished in second place with a 151. Will Bracket ended the tournament tied for third with a two-day score of 152 while Lumpkin County High graduate Aaron George also finished in the top-10 with a 155 and in a tie for eighth.
For Young Harris, Beau Gammage and Matthew Peeler both recorded top-10 finishes as each tied for eighth place with a score of 155. Peeler had the low round of the day for the Mountain Lions with a 76 while Gammage carded a 78.
The North Georgia women took second place in the women’s field with a two-round score of 684 behind Shorter University with a 659.
North Georgia’s Catalina Olarte claimed the overall individual title with a 158. Behind Olarte, Casey Truelove carded a two-day score of 170 to finish eighth while Abbey Gill finished five strokes back in a tie for 10th with a 175.
Young Harris finished in seventh in the women’s tournament, led by Kelsey McEntyre with a 183.
YOUNG HARRIS 6, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-CROOKSTON 0: Young Harris took advantage of a UMC error to score five runs in the second inning on Tuesday in Young Harris.
Tori Dyer had a RBI single up the middle while Jefferson High graduate Callie Holloway stroked a two-run double to left-center field.
The Mountain Lions (22-12) added an insurance run in the sixth on Brittany Olsen’s ground out.
Katie-Jo Gentry (6-7) earned the win with four scoreless innings of relief for the Mountain Lions.
Young Harris returns plays host to King College on Thursday in Young Harris.
YOUNG HARRIS 2, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-CROOKSTON 0: Young Harris scored twice in the bottom of the first on Tuesday.
Stacia Williams had an infield single that drove in a run, while Holloway drove in the other on her fielder’s choice.
Karli Timms (1-1) earned her first win as she allowed just one hit. Timms allowed just three runners to reach base in her 6 2/3 innings.