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North Georgia baseball team tops Catawba, advances to Division II championship tournament
Up next, No. 6 Nighthawks face No. 14 West Chester University in Grand Prarie, Texas
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University of North Georgia baseball team advance to the NCAA Division II Championship tournament thanks to Andres Perez’s go-ahead, solo home run in the eighth inning and 5-4 victory against Catawba on Monday in Mount Olive, N.C.

Perez provided two RBIs for sixth-ranked North Georgia, while teammates Michael Gouge and Bill Leroy each drove in a run.

Dylan Peppers pitched six scoreless innings for the Nighthawks (46-10), allowing four hits and a walk.

It is the first time in school history that North Georgia baseball’s program has made it to the championship tournament.

North Georgia will face 14th-ranked West Chester University (Penn.) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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