– The North Georgia baseball team continued to overpower
Stillman College in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday
afternoon, scoring 17 runs on as many hits on their way to taking
down the Tigers 17-3 in non-conference action.
The Saints get back over the .500 mark on the season at 3-2 on the young year, taking the first two games of the series from Stillman and setting the table for a chance at the clubs first sweep of the 2010 campaign.
With the score tied at two runs apiece heading to the fifth inning, the Saints broke the game wide open with a seven spot to take the lead for good. Craig Brisson and Andre Airich started the rally with RBI singles early in the inning, while Troy Snitker continued to swing a hot bat and drive in a pair later in the frame with a double, and Brad Hall singled to left to cap the monster inning.
North Georgia came right back in the sixth inning and tallied four more runs on five hits to stake their claim to an 11-run lead at 13-2. Airich tripled home a pair of runs, while Chad Sage launched his third home run of the season, a two-run blast to put a lid on the four-run inning.
The Saints had one more offensive outburst, this time coming in the ninth with another four spot as Airich and Denver Stovall both recorded a pair of runs batted in on doubles down the left field line to give the Saints a 17-3 victory.
Airich finished the day with four hits, three runs scored, and five runs batted in, while Hall added three hits on six trips to the plate while driving in a run.
Blake Hobby (1-0) picked up his first victory of the season, going 8.0 innings and allowing just five hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out four and not allowing a free pass.