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Mountain Lions rally to beat UAH 10-6 in 10 innings

Photo by Steve Miller / YHC Athletics

Young Harris College scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning to pick up a 10-6 non-conference baseball victory over the University of Alabama in Huntsville Tuesday (March 7) afternoon at Charger Park.

The Mountain Lions improved to 14-6, while the Chargers fell to 9-11. Young Harris returns to Peach Belt Conference play this weekend at Zell B. Miller Field as the Mountain Lions host Georgia Southwestern State University in a three-game set. The series starts Friday (March 10) at 2 p.m.


  • The Mountain Lions sent the game to extra innings when Jayden Carbonell-Smith hit a home run with one out in the top of the ninth to tie the score at 6. It was his second homer of the season.

  • Drew Bray started the 10th inning rally with a two-out single up the middle and moved to third on Jeremy Begora's single to right field.

  • After Begora stole second, James Basham followed with a two-run single to center field to open up an 8-6 lead.

  • Marco Colina kept the rally going with a walk. Colina and Basham each stole a base to move up to second and third base. Jarrett Ford followed with a two-run double to right-center field to give the Mountain Lions the 10-6 advantage.

  • The Mountain Lions had jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first three innings. Bray had an RBI single and Begora drove in another run on a ground out in the second inning. Jackson Kemp drove in a run with a singles and Ethan Stamps doubled home around in the third before Steven Spell added a sacrifice fly.

  • Michael Buice (2-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

  • The Mountain Lions had 12 hits against the Chargers with Bray lead the way with three hits. Carbonell-Smith and Basham added two hits each.

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