DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College
& State University continued a trend of the weekend, scoring
early as the Saints completed a three-game sweep of Flagler College
Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 victory in non-conference action at Bob
North Georgia improves to 32-23, winning their third straight and eight of their last nine games, while Flagler College falls to 17-36 overall.
Chad Sage gave North Georgia the lead in the second inning, sending a leadoff homer to straight away center for the first run of the game. In the third, Brad Hall delivered a perfect hit and run single through the side to plate Craig Brisson, and Logan Sharrett came to the dish later in the inning and coaxed a bases loaded walk to give North Georgia a 3-0 lead.
Flagler scored their first run of the series in the seventh inning, a double to left center off the bat of Jarrod Simmons to plate Payne Maddox and make it 3-1. North Georgia responded with a run of their own in the last of the seventh, using Hall’s third hit of the day to bring Erisman home for a 4-1 lead.
Tyler Musslewhite (5-1) picked up the victory on senior day, allowing eight hits and one run while striking out 10 in 7.2 innings of work.
John Goryl (0-4) took the loss for Flagler in the finale, tossing 7.0 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out seven.
North Georgia returns to action next weekend on the campus of USC Aiken at the 2009 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament as the Saints will look to repeat as Tournament Champions, entering the tournament as the #4 seed for the second consecutive year.
2009 Senior Class from Left: Garrett Lussi, Nick Palmer, Tyler Musslewhite, Ross Book, and Caleb Copeland