DAHLONEGA — Senior right hander Dylan Peppers had a dominant day on the mound for the third-ranked University of North Georgia baseball team, allowing just three hits with eight strikeouts in his eight innings of work, helping the Nighthawks to a 7-0 win over Augusta Sunday at Bob Stein Stadium. UNG advances to 21-4 overall in the season and hold their top spot in the Peach Belt Conference at 8-1 in league play.
The Nighthawks took full advantage of a troublesome start for Augusta's Will Thompson. The Jaguar starter walked the first three UNG batters in the bottom of the first inning and Steven Tomlinson would make him pay for the free passes delivering a towering grand slam to left center to put North Georgia up 4-0.
Conner Corbitt extended the lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the third with his two-run homer over the wall in left. The Nighthawks went on to score what would be the final run of the day in the fourth, plating a run on a double play.
The Nighthawks will entertain the Wolves of West Georgia on Tuesday, March 21 at Bob Stein Stadium. UNG defeated UWG 14-7 last week in Carrollton. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.