Trojans Stumble on Road at North Georgia

Trojans Stumble on Road at North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Anderson fell to North Georgia, 9-2, in nonconference baseball action, Tuesday night at Bob Stein Stadium.

Anderson slipped to 12-22 on the season with its second loss in three outings, while North Georgia improved to 19-12 with its eighth straight victory.

Sophomore Dillon Carpenter notched two of AU's six hits on the night, with a single and an RBI-double. The Charlotte, N.C., native also reached base on a two-out walk in the first inning. Fellow sophomore Matthew Overton drew two walks and hammered his eighth home run of the season in the second inning.

Junior right-hander Stetson Scott (1-2) took the loss after surrendering six runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one.

The Nighthawks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the strength of a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, while Overton responded for AU by leading off the second frame by clubbing his home run over the right-field fence.

North Georgia sophomore Andres Perez then drilled his second three-run homer in as many at-bats to fuel a four-run second inning, as the Nighthawks opened a 7-1 lead.

Neither team managed to score again until senior Tyler Miller led off the eighth inning by beating out an infield single and crossed the plate on Carpenter's double into the gap in left-center. North Georgia wrapped up the scoring by plating two runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Dillon Carpenter leads the team with 12 multiple-hit games on the season.
• Carpenter extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Tyler Miller is riding a six-game hitting streak.
• Miller has reached base safely in 27 consecutive games.

Anderson will square off against Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C., Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The teams have split the previous two meetings this season – both at Memorial Stadium – with the Warriors taking an 8-4 win on Valentine's Day and AU claiming a 6-5 victory last Wednesday night.

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