March 4, 2009

Saints Shut Down at the Plate, Fall 2-1

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JEFFERSON CITY, TN – The 6th-ranked North Georgia baseball team managed just seven hits Wednesday afternoon as Carson-Newman College came from behind to defeat the Saints 2-1 in non-conference action.

The Saints fall to 12-6 overall, while Carson-Newman improves to 12-7 on the season.

North Georgia plated their only run of the game in the third inning as Craig Brisson reached on an error and later scored on a two-out single by Jordan Erisman to make it 1-0.

The Eagles came back and rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Tyler Kitts singled and Tyler Winn followed with a two-run blast to left field to give Carson-Newman a 2-1 advantage.

The Carson-Newman relief pitchers held the Saints scoreless over the final six innings, allowing just two hits while striking out four. Michael Elli (1-3) picked up the win in relief, tossing 1.0 inning and allowing two hits while striking out two.

Matt Smith (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season for the Saints, allowing five hits and two earned runs in 5.1 innings of work.

North Georgia returns home for a Peach Belt Conference weekend series against Columbus State University with a single game slated for Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday.