Lions Swept by SaintsFebruary 15, 2012
MARS HILL, N.C.—North Georgia broke out the big bats and rode tough pitching to 6-0 and 10-2 victories to earn the sweep over Mars Hill Wednesday afternoon at Ponder Park. North Georgia improves to 6-0 on the season. Mars Hill falls to 5-5.
North Georgia’s hitters supplied plenty of power, hitting seven home runs on the afternoon. Katherine Martin led the way with three home runs, while Pilar Harden, Kaitlyn Seabolt, Sarah Johnson and Hilary Cox also hit round-trippers for the Saints. Jessica Coan turned in a complete game, no-hit shutout for the Saints on the mound in game one.
Mars Hill was paced by Natalie Haithcox’s two RBI’s on the afternoon.
Three home runs powered the North Georgia offense, and Coan did the rest on the mound in the Saints’ 6-0 victory.
Harden, Martin and Seabolt each hit home runs for the Saints. Harden’s two-run home run in the first put the Saints ahead for good. Seabolt slammed a solo shot to center field to lead off the fourth, Martin added a two-run bomb in the sixth.
Coan allowed just two baserunners in her complete game, no-hit effort. She struck out ten to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Once again, the Saints power hitters supplied more than enough offense for pitcher Melissa Dickie in the 10-2 victory.
Martin added two home runs in the second game, and Johnson and Cox added big flies of their own for North Georgia. Dickie worked all six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out three.
North Georgia struck in the top of the first on an error, but Mars Hill answered in the bottom of the inning when Stanek scored from second on an infield single by Haithcox.
However, the Saints busted open the game with a five-run fourth. Martin started the inning with a solo homer to left, and added a second run on an error. Johnson capped the scoring in the inning with a three-run blast to center to make the score 6-1. The Saints would tack on an insurance run in the fifth, and three more in the sixth.
The Lions added their final run in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Haithcox.
Mars Hill will be in action again on Friday, Feb. 17 when they host Salem International at Ponder Park. First pitch is set for 2: 00 p.m.