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Bearcats fall to No. 17 North Georgia in series opener

Bearcats fall to No. 17 North Georgia in series opener

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lander baseball team managed just three hits on Friday night as the Bearcats fell 8-0 to No. 17-ranked North Georgia in a Peach Belt Conference contest. 

Lander (17-31, 12-16 PBC) managed only a single from Peter Bocchino in the second inning, a fifth inning double from Colton Yeager, and a single from Mike Fitschen in the ninth, while the Nighthawks (30-15, 17-8 PBC) used a four-run sixth inning to break open a 3-0 contest. 

North Georgia's Steven Bower (8-2) allowed two hits with 12 strikeouts in 7.0 shutout innings, while Alex Moore (4-4) surrendered seven runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work. 

The Bearcats and Nighthawks face each other Saturday at 3:00 p.m. for game two of the series.