Nighthawks blank Francis Marion in series finale

Nighthawks blank Francis Marion in series finale

FLORENCE, SC – Junior right fielder Conner Corbitt registered four hits, including a double and a home run, and drove in four runs to lead the University of North Georgia to a 9-0 victory over Francis Marion University, Sunday afternoon (April 1) in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.

Francis Marion (12-23, 5-16) will play host to Claflin University on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the squad's annual Sea of Rea contest.

Eight different Patriots recorded a base hit, including a third-inning single to left field by junior fielder Gage Taylor that extended his hitting streak to 19 games.

North Georgia junior right-hander Derrick Pickvet (2-3) threw eight scoreless innings and allowed only seven hits and no walks, while fanning seven.

FMU junior southpaw Arien Seymour (0-3) took the loss as he surrendered three runs on six hits in his sixth start of the 2018 campaign.

A solo homer by catcher Andres Perez in the top of the first staked the Nighthawks (18-12, 11-7) to an early 1-0 lead.  UNG then plated single runs in the third and fourth frames to lead 3-0.

Two-out singles by junior third baseman Steven Cox and junior center fielder Henry Davis IV put a pair of the Patriot runners on base in the fifth, but Pickvet retired the next batter to end the threat.



U. of North Georgia 9, Francis Marion Univ. 0 (Apr 01, 2018 at Florence, SC)
U. of North Georgia. 101 100 312  -  9 17  1      (18-12, 11-7 PBC)
Francis Marion Univ. 000 000 000  -  0  8  0      (12-23, 5-16 PBC)
Pitchers: U. of North Georgia - Derrick Pickvet; Kyle Luigs(9) and Andres Perez.
Francis Marion Univ. - Arien Seymour; Austin Roseberry(4); Christian Umphlett(6);
John-Riley Hathcock(7); Antonio Reneo(9) and William Robbins.
Win-Derrick Pickvet (2-3)  Loss-Arien Seymour (0-3)  T-2:41  A-492
HR UNG - Andres Perez (12); Conner Corbitt (10).
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