|MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Nik Levensteins hit a three-run blast in the second inning to get things started for the No. 4 University of North Georgia baseball team as the Nighthawks went on to claim a 7-4 win over Georgia College Sunday.
After Nick Clarno and Tyler Courtney reached base in front of Levensteins, the freshman from Arvada, Colorado, hit his second homer of the year to give UNG a 3-0 lead. Later in the inning, Crews Taylor added a fourth run to the scoreboard on a double to the gap in left center to score William Mapes.
The Bobcats cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third, but in the fourth inning, North Georgia got a run back with a bases-loaded walk to Bill LeRoy that put UNG up, 5-2. In the sixth inning, Chase Sudduth was able to push his hitting streak to 15 games with a RBI double that pushed home Conner Corbitt and pushed the lead up to four.
GC cut the lead down to three again in the bottom of the sixth, but LeRoy hit a homer of his own in the eighth to give the Nighthawks a four-run lead again. The Bobcats got a run in the ninth, but North Georgia closed the door to earn the win.
– Eight different Nighthawks got the eight hits for UNG on the day.
– Parker Morrison (5-1) earned the win in relief, going a career-high 6.2 innings and striking out five along the way.
North Georgia gets nearly a week off before hosting Augusta next weekend, starting with a Friday night game at 6 p.m.
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