Cumberland hosts the University of Pikeville this weekend in a three-game series starting Friday at 2 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader begins at Noon and the 2004 national championship team will be honored between games of the twinbill.
Live radio coverage begins at 1:40 p.m. Friday on WCOR AM-1490 and 11:40 Saturday on WANT FM-98.9.
Georgia Gwinnett 5, Cumberland 3
LEBANON -- Fifth-ranked Georgia Gwinnett took advantage of seven walks, plating a pair of runs in the third and sixth innings in a 5-3 victory over Cumberland Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.
The Bulldogs (26-16) dropped their second straight contest in their next-to-last non-conference game of the season.
Senior infielder Ricky Coleman posted three of the club’s seven hits in the game, including a homer, as three Grizzlies (37-6) hurlers stranded six runners and struck out three.
Sheldon Connor (7-0) picked up the victory for GGC with five-plus innings of work, allowing two runs on four hits.
He walked three and threw one wild pitch, giving way to Tyler Carpenter, who allowed one run on three hits in two innings but struck out Coleman to end the seventh after CU pulled within 5-3.
Coleman gave the Bulldogs an early lead with a solo homer to rightcenter with one out in the first inning, his second round-tripper of the season, but the Grizzlies plated two runs in the third to take the lead for good and could have easily had more.