DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The Georgia Southwestern State University baseball team was swept in a three-game Peach Belt Conference series at the University of North Georgia over the weekend. North Georgia won the opener at Bob Stein Stadium on Saturday, 7-1, followed with a 17-4 win and capped the series off with a three-run, walk-off home run in the finale on Sunday to win, 5-3.
GSW exits the weekend with a 3-12 overall record and an 0-9 mark in Peach Belt play. North Georgia improved to 7-8 overall, 3-3 in the PBC.
The Hurricanes resume action on Saturday when they travel to St. Augustine, Florida, Saturday for a doubleheader as part of a three-game Peach Belt series against Flagler College.
GAME 1: NORTH GEORGIA 7, GSW 1
The Nighthawks scored a run in the second inning, another in the third and blew the game open with four in the fourth.
Andy Moore went 2-for-4 in the opener to lead the Hurricanes.
GAME 2: NORTH GEORGIA 17, GSW 4
The Nighthawks scored two in the first inning, two more in the third and put the game out of reach with six runs in the fifth.
GSW scored a run in the seventh when Jones led off the frame with a solo home run, his first of the season, and pushed across three in the eighth inning, highlighted by an RBI-double from Kole Clark and an RBI-single from Martin.
GAME 3: NORTH GEORGIA 5, GSW 3
Starting pitching was superb for both sides through the first five innings of the finale. GSW finally broke the deadlock in the sixth. Baita opened the inning with a single, made his way to third on a Logan single and scored off a sacrifice fly by Moore.
North Georgia answered quickly in the bottom half of the inning. Andres Perez led off with a home run, his fourth of the series, and a pair of singles and two passed balls allowed the Nighthawks to take a 2-1 lead.
With Moore on base after a one-out single, Jones delivered his second blast of the series in the ninth, a two-run shot to center field, to put the Hurricanes ahead 3-2.
The leadoff man for North Georgia drew a walk in the bottom half of the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Following a fly out, Perez was intentionally walked and Connor Corbitt proceeded to send a 1-2 pitch over the left field wall to end the ballgame.
GSW starting pitcher Kyle Spinks threw 5 2/3 innings, allowed two runs, walked five and struck out one before making way for Matt Hubbard (0-1), who threw the final three innings, held North Georgia to two hits, walked three and struck out three.