April 11, 2012

Jones' Four Hits not Enough as Argos Sweep Midweek Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Cunha,
sjcunh2033@northgeorgia.edu

PENSACOLA, FL – The North Georgia baseball team dropped their third straight game on Wednesday afternoon falling 13-5 to West Florida at Jim Spooner Field. 

The Saints (18-20) pounded out 16 hits in defeat, while the Argos (26-12) avenged a two-game sweep to North Georgia last season.

The Saints jumped on the Argos early scoring the first run for the second straight contest. Terrell Jones sent a two-out grounder through the right side in the top of the first to plate Derek Hooper

West Florida responded in the home half, roughing up North Georgia starter Chip Fleming and scoring three runs on four hits. The Argos were back at it in the second, plating two more runs and chasing Fleming from the game.

North Georgia cut the deficit to just three in top of the third when Matthew Black hit an RBI groundout to second. 

The Argos would pull away in the middle innings as they tagged the Saints bullpen for three runs in the fifth and five in the sixth.

The Saints plated a run in each of the seventh and ninth innings courtesy of a pair of RBI hits from Jones. 

Offensively Jones paced the Saints going 4-5 with three RBI's, while Hooper, Black, Eason Spivey and Tremayne Toorie each had multi-hit games.

North Georgia returns to the diamond this weekend, April 14-15, when they head Alabama, for a series with Peach Belt Conference foe Montevallo.