Warriors Unable to Hold Early Lead over Nighthawks

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Dahlonega, GA – Southern Wesleyan fell to the No. 9 North Georgia Nighthawks on Wednesday evening in an 8-4 final score.

The Warriors recorded 10 hits in the loss with three Warriors leading the team with two hits each.  Devin Patrick doubled during the game and Jarred Jones hit a home run.  Jarred Jones posted two of the four RBIs.  Timo Schau had the lone walk and stolen base of the evening.  Bryson Fowler started the game for the Warriors and pitched 1.2 innings while striking out two.  Southern Wesleyan recorded 10 strikeouts in the game with Josh Antwine leading the team with three. 

 

Game Vitals

Final: North Georgia 8, Southern Wesleyan 3

Records: Southern Wesleyan (12-19) North Georgia (21-8)

 

How It Happened

Southern Wesleyan charged out of the gates on Wednesday afternoon as they took an early lead.  Timo Schau led off with a walk and then stole second base.  With Schau in scoring position, Jarred Jones hit a home run to put the Warriors on top of the Nighthawks 2-0. 

North Georgia countered in the bottom of the second inning with home runs by Corbitt and Taylor to take a 5-2 run advantage.  They extended their lead to 7-2 in the bottom of the third innings on back-to-back solo home runs by Corbitt and Levensteins.

The Warriors continued to chip away at the Nighthawks lead.  Julio Justo led off with a single to center field and then advanced to second as Quinton Bent singled to left field.  With two on and no one else, Tyler Fuller singled to left field to allow Justo to come in and put the Warriors down 7-3.

North Georgia would add one more run in the eighth inning.  Southern Wesleyan countered in the top of the ninth inning.  Tyler Fuller led off with a single to centerfield and then advanced to second on a passed ball.  With Fuller on second, Devin Patrick doubled to right field to put the final run on the board for the Warriors.  The Nighthawks won the game in an 8-4 final score.

 

What's Next

The Warriors will remain on the road as they travel to Tigerville, SC to take on the North Greenville Crusaders on March 29-30.  They will return home on April 2 as they host the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles at 6 p.m.