Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Four players had a two-hit game for GGC as the Georgia Gwinnett baseball team downed NCAA Division III Emory by a 5-2 score in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
The Grizzlies (41-8) belted 12 hits on the soggy day and were led by Jake Fields’ two RBIs. Phillip Bates and Zach Alvord each scored twice and had two hits.
Starter Tyler Carpenter (6-1) earned the win during the staff outing by tossing the first two frames in scoreless fashion with a strikeout. The senior was the first of six different GGC pitchers in the game, which was capped by Zeke McGranahan’s fifth save of the year with two strikeouts in the ninth. The Grizzlies built a 4-0 lead on the Eagles (25-10) by the second inning.
Two Emory runs on three hits in the third cut the Grizzly advantage to 4-2, but Robbie Payne’s RBI single in the fourth scored Alvord for the eventual 5-2 winning margin.
The win snapped the only two-game losing streak of the year for GGC, which came up short at No. 3 Faulkner Tuesday and Wednesday.
Senior Day with Sweep
On a day when the Georgia Gwinnett softball team celebrated its inaugural class of five seniors, the Grizzlies posted 3-0 and 7-0 shutouts Saturday of Coastal Georgia at the Grizzly Softball Complex in Lawrenceville.
Georgia Gwinnett got a pair of complete-game shutouts from sophomore Ashley Beyke and junior Kayla Byrom to reach 17 wins in the team’s last 19 games.
Carrie Ann Bullard, Heaven Hinton, Halley Ingram, Heather Kilar and Marlee Morales were recognized for helping lay the foundation of the second-year program prior to game one.
All five players scored at least once on the day while Hinton and Kilar each had three total hits.
Cassidy Littlefield led all players with five hits over the two games.