Baseball Squanders 6-1 Lead in Loss to #7 North Georgia


DAHLONEGA, GA -- North Georgia rallied for a 9-8 win over visiting Catawba in baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Stein Stadium.  Chad Sage’s two-out RBI single lifted the seventh-ranked Saints, who improve to 15-7.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-6.

Catawba jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead after three innings.  Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) had a two-run homer in the first and the Indians added two more in the second, one coming on a sacrifice fly by Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS). 

A bases loaded walk to Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) forced in a run in the third and another run scored on an error, but the Tribe left the bases loaded.  North Georgia began is comeback in the fourth as the first seven Saints reached base in the fourth. 

Nicholas Fryman had a two-run double in the frame.  Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) allowed the last two of the seven hits, but settled down with the bases loaded and no outs to get a force at home, a pop up and fly out.

After an error allowed McMillan to score following a double in the fifth, Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) doubled home Chris Ahearn (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) in the sixth to give Catawba an 8-5 edge.

The Saints were able to tie the score in the seventh on a two-run homer by Brad Hall then scored the go-ahead run in the eighth.  Andre Airich was hit by a pitch with one out, moved to second on a wild pitch then scored on Sage’s single.

Blake Hobby got the win in relief.  He shut out Catawba over the final two innings, allowing just one hit.  Catawba had just seven hits with Ahearn, McMillan and Craige Lyerley (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) each collecting two.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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