Dahlonega, GA – Southern Wesleyan falls to North Georgia in a 3-2 final on Wednesday afternoon.
Southern Wesleyan posted seven hits in the loss to North Georgia. John Garrett and Noah Fritz led the Warriors with two hits apiece. Trey Matthews had a double during the game. Garrett and Matthews received RBIs during the game when Garrett and Devin Patrick came in to score. Garrett recorded a sacrifice bunt. Tyler Parry started the game against the Nighthawks and posted two strikeouts. Alex Tokar and Vinny Adams came in to pitch in relief.
Final: North Georgia 3, Southern Wesleyan 2
Records: Southern Wesleyan (12-13) North Georgia (10-10)
Coach Gillespie says...
"Another tough game where we battled, but came up just short. Back-to-back days with one run defeats can set a team back, but I feel like our team is in a good place and we know what we need to do just a little better from each game."
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan took an early lead in the top of the first inning. John Garrett singled through the left side and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. When Izzy Martinez grounded out, Garrett advanced to third base. Trey Matthews doubled down the right field line to bring Garrett across home plate.
In the top of the second inning, Devin Patrick reached first on a single up the middle and then advanced to second when Steven Perez singled to left center. With runners at the corners, Noah Fritz walked to load up the bases. John Garrett singled to first base to bring Patrick in and put the Warriors up 2-0.
However, solo runs by the Nighthawks in the bottom of the third and fourth innings allowed North Georgia to tie the game. A home run by Jake Arnold in the seventh inning gave the Nighthawks a 3-2 victory.
Southern Wesleyan will return to Conference Carolinas action on March 16-17 as they travel to Mount Olive to take on the Trojans. They will then travel to Mars Hill on March 20 to take on the Lions.