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Bats leads No. 25/22 Young Harris past USCB 23-15

Photo by Steve Miller / YHC Athletics

Young Harris College set season highs in runs, hits and RBI as the No. 25/22 Mountain Lions finished the sweep of the University of South Carolina-Beaufort in their Peach Belt Conference baseball series with a 23-15 victory Sunday (April 16) afternoon at the Richard Gray Sports Complex.

The Mountain Lions won their eighth consecutive game as they improved to 33-11 overall and to 21-6 in the league. The Sand Sharks fell to 12-26 and 5-19. Young Harris returns to Zell B. Miller Field Wednesday (April 19) for a 3 p.m. non-conference game against Lincoln Memorial University.


  • The Mountain Lions set season highs in runs (23), hits (21) and RBI (21) in the victory.

  • Young Harris scored in every inning but the third and seventh innings. YHC had two big innings. They scored eight in the second as they jumped out to an 11-3. The Mountain Lions posted six runs in the ninth after USCB had closed to within 17-13.

  • Every starter for YHC except for one had at least one hit. Seven had multiple hits including six players - Ethan Underwood, Jeremy Begora, Marco Colina, Rome Wallace, Jackson Kemp and James Basham - collected three hits.

  • The Mountain Lions hit four home runs in the game. Jarrett Ford, Begora and Kemp each hit two-run homers in the eight-run second inning, while Colina smashed a grand slam to highlight the six-run ninth inning. It was Begora's team-leading 13th long ball, while Kemp now has eight homers. Colina collected his sixth home run, while Ford now has four.

  • Colina and Wallace each added a triple, while Wallace had two doubles, and Ford and Basham had one each.

  • Begora and Colina each drove in five runs, while Ford knocked in four.

  • Brady Caloway (4-2) earned the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

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