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Bearcats battle North Georgia in with postseason berth on the line

Bearcats battle North Georgia in with postseason berth on the line

GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team (14-31, 7-20 PBC) returns to action Friday to host its final home weekend series of the season against North Georgia (28-16, 15-9 PBC). The Bearcats and Nighthawks will play Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. 

WATCH: Game 1 Game 2 Game 3

LIVE STATS: Game 1 Game 2 Game 3

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PROBABLE STARTERS

Friday: Alex Moore (1-4, 5.40 ERA) vs. Cade Heil (6-5, 2.92 ERA)

Saturday: Joseph Whitt (1-3, 5.90 ERA) vs. Derrick Pickvet (3-4, 4.93 ERA)

Sunday: Chris Sheehan (3-6, 5.13 ERA) vs. Kyle Luigs (3-2, 4.31 ERA)

STORYLINES

• Lander is playing its first home game in 10 days.

• The Bearcats need to win two games in order to clinch the eighth-seed in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament. Francis Marion advances to the PBC Tournament with two North Georgia wins.  

• Lander has drawn 196 walks this season, third-most in the conference

• The Nighthawks took two of three from the Bearcats in Greenwood last season. 

• A series sweep would give Lander its 10th consecutive season with a home winning percentage of .500 or higher. 

• Junior Carson Jones ranks fourth in the conference with 12 home runs this season. 

• Junior Robbie Hoyt is currently third on Lander's all-time appearances list with 67 in his career.