CARROLLTON, GA – North Georgia College
& State University took down in-state rival West Georgia
Thursday afternoon 14-4 at Cole Field in non-conference action.
North Georgia improves to 24-21 overall while the Wolves fall to 13-26 overall.
After West Georgia put two runs on the board in the first inning, North Georgia responded with six straight runs to take a lead that they would never relinquish.
The Saints used 13 hits to score a run in the third, five in the fifth, four in the sixth, and two in seventh and eighth for the 14-4 eight inning victory.
Defending Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week Jordan Erisman continued to shine at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two runs batted in and a pair of runs scored. Brad Hall had a pair of hits in the victory, driving in three runs and hitting his 10th home run of the year in the 10-run win.
Craig Brisson and Daniel Petitti each drove in a pair of runs, while Logan Sharrett added three RBI’s with a hit in four attempts.
Brandon Garcia got the start for the Saints on the mound, but Jacob Rickett picked up the victory in relief, tossing 3.0 innings to improve to 4-1 on the season.
The Saints return to action over the weekend, traveling to Georgia Southwestern for a weekend series with the Hurricanes. North Georgia will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.