Game 1: MHC 13, NGU 12
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Curt Marshall (
The Lions then took a 6-2 advantage after the third frame scoring five runs on four hits and one NGU error. Williams hit a three-run homerun in the inning. NGU cut the lead to 6-5 in the fifth inning on four hits. The first three hits in the inning were doubles. MHC then scored three runs of their own in the bottom half of the fifth to enjoy a 9-5 advantage. The inning was highlighted by a solo homerun by Marc Wassum (
The Crusaders took their first lead (11-9) of the game in the top of the sixth inning scoring six runs on six hits. Dylan Davidson (
Marshall added another run for NGU in the top of the seventh inning when he singled to right field to drive in Chris Tate (Augusta, GA) and make the score 12-10 in favor of the Crusaders.
Wassum went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a homerun to lead the Lions at the plate. Williams also had three RBI to go along with a pair of hits and a homerun. Matt Dameron (
Tate went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with a double and four runs scored to lead NGU offensively.
Game 2: MHC 16, NGU 10
Once again, NGU scored in their first at bat when Tate tripled to right-center to score Matt Britt (
NGU pushed one run across in the third inning on two Lion errors to make the score 5-3. In the fourth inning, Kyle Baron (Dalton, GA) came in and delivered a pinch hit sacrifice fly score Marshall and bring NGU within one run (5-4) of the Lions.
MHC then exploded for six runs in the fourth stanza on three hits to take an 11-4 advantage. Williams and Adam Speas (
The Lions added five more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on three hits led by a bases loaded double from Boehme that drove in all three runners. NGU managed to score two more runs in the top of the seventh but that was all the offense they could muster and MHC left Henderson Field with the 16-10 victory.
Boehme was 2-fo-3 with a triple, a double; three runs scored and recorded three RBI. Williams had two hits, a homerun and six RBI in the contest. Eric Stewart (
NGU is back in action Wednesday at Tusculum College.