The University of North Georgia baseball team dropped the final game of a three-game series against No. 18 University of North Carolina-Pembroke, 5-3, on Saturday at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega.
Kenny Bellavance went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to lead the Saints (10-21, 3-12 Peach Belt Conference), who allowed three unearned runs in the late innings after leading early.
Dale Innes was credited with the win for the Braves, pitching 6 2/3 innings in relief with six strikeouts and just one hit allowed. Jordan Edgerton drove in a pair of runs for UNC Pembroke.
Brandon Agnar was saddled with the loss for North Georgia, which next plays West Georgia at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Carrollton.
YOUNG HARRIS 15, AUGUSTA STATE 0 (Friday): Adam Moore tossed the Mountain Lions’ first shutout of the season Friday in Young Harris with six hits and six strikeouts, and Jack Morrow went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, including a two-run home run.
Zach Bricknell added a three-run home run for Young Harris (13-15, 3-13 Peach Belt Conference).
NORTH GEORGIA SWEPT IN DOUBLEHEADER (Friday): The Saints fell 7-4 and 6-1 against University of North Carolina-Pembroke on Friday in Dahlonega.
Eason Spivey led North Georgia with two RBIs in the first game and Andrew Gordon hit a home run for the Saints’ lone run in the second game.
Young Harris College and Flagler College split a Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader Friday afternoon at E.D. Rivers Field in Young Harris.
Flagler won the opener 7-3, but Young Harris rallied to take the second game 10-2 in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.
Young Harris, which snapped a seven-game losing streak, improved to 23-19 overall and to 5-9 in the Peach Belt while the Saints, who were a NCAA Division II Softball National Championship participant in 2012, fell to 23-13 and 5-7.