February 21, 2009

Saints Run All Over Lynn at Charger Chillout

Box Score

DECATUR, AL – 11th-ranked North Georgia found themselves down four runs early, but the Saints came back with seven unanswered runs on their way to a 10-5 victory over Lynn University Saturday evening on day two of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

The Saints improve to 8-1 on the year, while Lynn University falls to 6-10 on the season.

After the Knights broke out with four second-inning runs, North Georgia’s bats came to life and cut the lead in half during the bottom half of the second inning as Stephanie Farmakis and Kim Stercay each drove home a run to make it 4-2.

In the third inning, Leslee Smith broke through with her second three-run blast in as many days, plating Courtney McGuire and Kasey Knight to give the Saints their first lead of the game at 5-4.

The Saints would continue to add runs in the fifth inning as Smith stayed hot, sending another home run, this time a two run bomb, to left field for a 7-4 lead.

Lynn put a single run on the board in the sixth inning, and North Georgia answered with three more of their own in the bottom of the frame to defeat the Knights 10-5.

Trisha Snider (4-0) picked up the complete game victory. After a shaky second inning, Snider settled in and allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out three over 7.0 innings.

Smith finished the game going 2-3 with two home runs, five runs batted in, and a walk, while three other players tallied a pair of hits.

The Saints return to action Sunday afternoon for the final day of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout as they face 4th-ranked Berry University at 10:00 a.m., before opposing 22nd-ranked Alabama-Huntsville at 2:30 p.m.