April 4, 2012

Saints Lose Heartbreaker to Anderson in 12 Innings, 2-0

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team dropped their first extra innings contest of the season Wednesday evening, falling 2-0 to Anderson in nonconference action at Bob Stein Stadium.

The Saints (16-17) left 10 runners on base for the third consecutive game, while Anderson (12-30) snapped a four-game losing streak against North Georgia with the win.

The Trojans scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the 12th to steal the victory.

The bottom of the Anderson order started the rally as the eight-hole hitter Thomas Padro led off the inning with a walk, and after a sac bunt moved him over, Zach Reeves sent a screaming line drive to left field.

Saints leftfielder Tremayne Toorie came up firing forcing Anderson skipper Joe Miller to hold Padro at third. Toorie's throw went over the cutoff man's head and Reeves went racing towards second base. Saints catcher Eason Spivey tried to gun Reeves down, but airmailed his throw into centerfield allowing both Trojans to come around and score.

Reese Patten was the tough-luck loser as he worked 2.1 innings, while Riley McDermott picked up his first win of the year for the Trojans.

Kenny Bellavance led the Saints struggling offensive attack going 2-for-4 with a walk, while Travis Naraine and Terrell Jones had multi-hit games as well for the Saints. 

The inability to string hits together continues to plague the Saints, as they had more than one hit an inning just once in the 12 innings of play today.

The Saints look to get back on track and snap their two-game losing streak this weekend, April 6 and 7,  when they welcome in Columbus State in Peach Belt Conference action.