GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team hosts its first conference series of the season this weekend as North Georgia comes to town for a three-game set at Dolny Stadium. The series opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, with Saturday's game starting at 2:00 p.m. and the series finale beginning at 1:00 p.m.
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Friday: JD Waite (0-0, 4.32 ERA) vs. Dylan Peppers (1-0, 6.75 ERA)
Saturday: Sam Linn (0-2, 6.46 ERA) vs. Steven Bower (2-1, 3.43 ERA)
Sunday: JD Cook (1-1, 2.01 ERA) vs. Daniel McCrary (2-1, 4.43 ERA)
• Lander (7-9) are 2-1 in Peach Belt Conference play, having won two of three at Montevallo last weekend.
• The Bearcats have scored multiple runs in 21 innings this season.
• Nine Bearcats have tallied a home run this year.
• The Lander pitching staff has fanned 10 or more batters in six games this season.
• Freshman first baseman Nathan Schreckengost is riding a 12-game hitting streak, the longest since Colby Lusignan hit safely in 19 consecutive games from March 8 to April 10 of last year.
• The Bearcats own a 19-17 record in the series with North Georgia. Lander has won the last five series against the Nighthawks.
• Lander is averaging 350 fans per home game this season, third-highest in the Peach Belt Conference.