February 11, 2009

Saints Fall Short on Trojan Walk Off Home Run

Box Score

ANDERSON, SC – North Georgia rallied with four unanswered runs to tie the game, but Anderson University used a walk off grand slam for a 9-5 victory over the Saints as winds swirled all over Anderson Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.

North Georgia falls to 2-3 on the year, while Anderson University improves to 4-3 on the season.

After the Trojans used a two-out double to plate a run in the first inning, the Saints came back in the third inning and Craig Brisson scored on a throwing error to tie the game 1-1.

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Anderson came alive, stringing together four straight hits, including a pair of doubles to plate four runs and give the Trojans a 5-1 lead. In the top of the fifth, Brisson came across again without the benefit of a hit, this time on a wild pitch to pull North Georgia to within three runs at 5-2.

In the sixth inning, with two out and the bases clear, the Saints went to work and used four hits and a costly Trojan error to plate three runs and tie the game 5-5. Brad Hall picked up the timely base knock, singling up the middle to score Brisson and Davy Wallach and tie the game 5-5.

With one out in the ninth inning and the bases jammed, Blair Carson stepped to the plate and sent a grand slam to center field, breaking the 5-5 tie and giving Anderson a 9-5 victory.

The Saints return to action at home, hosting Mars Hill for a three-game weekend series starting Friday afternoon with the first pitch set for 5:00 p.m.