The Knights opened the coaching era of Coach Paul Knight with a 3 game sweep of Southern Union State CC on Saturday and Sunday. The Bison went quietly in Saturday’s opener 7-2 as the Knights scored 7 runs and then allowed 2 late and Tanner Love picked up the win.
Sunday’s games were closer as Game 1 was 3-1. The Knights started the scoring in the 4th when Andrew Stroud (Leesburg, GA) walked with one out in front of Chris Hojas’s (Hialeah, FL) triple that gave the Knights a 1-0 lead. Alex White (Lavonia, GA) followed Hojas with an RBI single to make the lead 2-0. The Bison got 1 in the 6th on an RBI Single after an error allowed a runner to reach second making the game 2-1 but the Knights got that run back in the bottom of the 6th. Hojas walked and got to third on a single by White before Jamal Cummings drove him in with an RBI ground out. Justin Flores (McDonough, GA) struck out the final two batters to pick up the save while Josh Benson (Culloden, GA) got the win.
Game 2 on Sunday brought a little more excitement as the Knights took the early lead when Danny Delgado (Miami Springs, FL) doubled to open the game and Spencer Duffie (Appling, GA) drove him in with a single two batters later. The Knights picked up two more in the 3rd on a 2-run triple by Drew Kelley (Bainbridge, GA) that plated Duffie and Delgado who both reached on walks. The Bison got a run in the 4th and another in the 5th to make it 3-2 before the Andrew Stroud drove in Duffie in the bottom of the 5th to make it 4-2. The game remained that way until 1 out in the 7th (final inning of doubleheader) when Chris Daniel of the Bison hit a home run with runners on first and 3rd. However, Daniel passed Cam Sanders who was on first and waiting to make sure the ball was not caught and Daniel was called out making it a 2-run home run and a tied ball game at 4-4. The game remained that way until the bottom of the 9th when Delgado reached base for 5th time in the game on his 3rd hit and moved over to second on a single by Duffie. The hero of the game became Kelley with a single with 2 outs that drove in Delgado and gave the Knights the win.