North Georgia’s softball team split a double header in Day 2 of the Gulf Coast Invitational on Saturday, defeating West Florida 5-1 after falling to No. 13 Valdosta State by a 7-2 decision at the Spring Hill College in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Sydney Sprague (2 for 4, 2B, run scored) and Shelby Hammontree (2 for 3, 2B, RBI, run scored) had two hits apiece for the eight-ranked Nighthawks (2-2) in Game 2. Starting pitcher Kylee Smith (7 IP, 5K, 1 ER) captured her second win from inside the circle despite surrendering six hits and walking one.
In Game 1, North Georgia's Kaylyn Anthony was 3 for 4 for a seventh-inning RBI-single.
North Georgia wraps up tournament against Delta State at the Gulf Coast Invitational at 9 a.m. today.
NO. 27 NORTH GEORGIA BASEBALL 13, CARSON-NEWMAN 4: The Nighthawks (2-0) scored nine runs in the first three frames en route to clinching a series sweep.
Connor Corbitt (3 for 5, 3 RBI, two runs scored) homered in the third and eighth innings, while Connor Hoover (3 for 6, 2B, 2 RBI, run scored), Andres Perez (3 for 4, 2B, RBI, three runs scored), Trevor Sams (3 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI) were others to lead the Nighthawks’ batting order with three hits apiece. Devin Gearhart also was 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles in the win.
Starting pitcher Steven Bower got the win for the Nighthawks. He surrendered eight hits, though struck out six, walked one and only surrendered two earned runs.
NORTH GEORIGA 64, GEORGIA COLLEGE 60: The Nighthawks (8-5) edged the visiting Bobcats in front of a standing room crowd inside Memorial Hall as part of Homecoming.
Shaquan Cantrell and Tyler Dominy led the Nighthawks with 15 points apiece.
NORTH GEORGIA WOMEN 60, GEORGIA COLLEGE 54: The Nighthawks ralled in the final quarter behind lead scorer Julie McKie (22 points), Mackenzie Darrah (14 points) and Deana Blankinship (nine points).
Jordan Livesay (five points) put the hosts ahead for the final time on a three-pointer during the fourth quarter.