Stellar pitching and timely hitting led North Georgia College & State University to a 7-2 victory over Carson-Newman College on Day 1 of the Carolina Outdoors Classic at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in Aiken, S.C..
The Saints (2-2) get back to the .500 mark as they play in their second tournament in as many weekends.
After lasting just one inning in North Georgia's season opener last week, starter Wes Coberly got his first win of the year in 5 1/3 innings of work.
The sophomore carried the Saints, allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out three.
Coberly was followed by freshman reliever Jacob Beauchamp, who tossed the final 3 1/3 innings and surrendered just two hits and no runs to earn his first collegiate save.
Beauchamp walked three and had three strikeouts in his second outing as a member of the Saints.
The offense was sparked by the top of the lineup, as Jordan Erisman gave the Saints their first run of the night with a solo home run in the third inning. He drove in three runs for North Georgia.
Derek Hooper followed and tallied three hits of his own, including a pair of doubles and two runs scored.
Brad Barto got his first start of the year in the field and made the most of it with two hits and two runs scored.