Stillman splits doubleheader with North Georgia
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TUSCALOOSA | After dropping the first game of a doubleheader, Stillman College bounced back behind a dominating performance by starting pitcher Nick Bumpstead to knock off North Georgia University 4-1 and salvage a split in Tuesday baseball.
Bumpstead went six innings and gave up just one run, unearned, off one hit as he plowed through the Saints lineup. The sophomore struck out 13 of the 26 batters he faced while walking only four.
Senior Hampton Gibbs came on in the seventh and closed it out to pick up the save. Gibbs gave up one hit and struck out two.
Stillman jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when right fielder Kyle McCreles hit a three-run double that scored Dion Bryant, Shannon Smith and Rey Valdes. McCreles went 2-for-2 and drove in his fourth run of the game with another RBI-double in the fourth inning.
In the first game, North Georgia jumped out to a big lead in the fifth inning and never looked back in beating the Tigers 17-3. McCreles added another RBI for Stillman, and Bryant finished 2-for-2 with a run scored.
Stillman moves to 2-4 on the year and will host University of Tampa in a four-game series this weekend, beginning Friday at 2 p.m.
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