The University of North Georgia baseball team closed out its two-game series against Carson-Newman College with a 5-2 win on Wednesday in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Kenny Bellavance gave North Georgia a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when he scored off an error as the Carson-Newman catcher tried to catch Tremayne Toorie stealing, but the shortstop misplayed the throw. Bellavance would later score off a single to center field by Toorie, giving him four runs scored against Carson-Newman.
Eason Spivey would extend the Saints lead to 2-0 after doubling to left field and scoring when the Eagles’ pitcher overthrew the first baseman while trying to throw Jesse Strickland out at first.
Both Spivey and Bellavance collected two hits in the game with each going 2 for 4 at the plate.
Blake Gaubert (2-1), a freshman right-hander, pitched the first six innings and gave up the lone unearned run in the contest and struck out three of the 28 batters he faced. Chip Fleming came in for the final three innings of work to earn the save.
North Georgia (9-15) plays host to the University of South Carolina-Aiken in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Dahlonega.
YOUNG HARRIS 17, SOUTHERN WESLEYAN 0: Adam Moore and Zach Bricknell combined to drive in nine runs for Young Harris on Wednesday at Zell B. Miller Field in Young Harris.
In the second, Bricknell had a two-run double to right-center field, Mike Medori drove in another run on a ground out and Trey Rogers added a run-scoring single to left field.
Young Harris added two more runs on Bricknell’s triple in the third, and Moore hit a three-run home run in the fifth. Spencer Thomas closed out the scoring with a two-run homer to right field in the eighth inning.
Travis Donahoo (2-0) earned the win from the mound.