Trevor Sams' Five-RBI Afternoon Leads #Nighthawks To Series Sweep Of Salem International
DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The University of North Georgia baseball team completed the three-game sweep of Salem International University and evened its overall record at 3-3 on Sunday afternoon with a 15-3 drilling of the visiting Tigers. North Georgia pounded out 15 hits against seven SIU pitchers as six different Nighthawks tallied multiple-hit games.
Trevor Sams started the afternoon off with a two-RBI homerun over the left field fence in the bottom of the first inning. UNG scored the game's first eight runs with four coming in the fourth inning highlighted by a bases-clearing double by Sams who finished the day 2-4 from the plate with five RBI's.
SIU was able to cut the deficit to 8-3 with three runs in the top of the seventh inning but the Nighthawks' offensive explosion resumed in the bottom half as North Georgia plated six runs as Eason Spivey and Andrew Gordon each registered two-RBI doubles.
Tremayne Toorie was 3-5 from the plate with four runs scored to lead the UNG offense.
Blake Gaubert (1-1) earned the victory on the mound throwing six and one-third innings striking out five while allowing four hits.
"It was good to get the sweep today, especially after last weekend," stated head coach Tom Cantrell. "We hit the ball hard all weekend and it was good to get on the board early. Even our outs are hard hits so that has to give us some confidence going on our first road trip next weekend."
The Nighthawks will return to action on Friday, February 14 with a 2:30 first pitch at Pfeiffer University.