Hall's Complete Game Leads Armstrong Past North Georgia 4-0
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Armstrong's Chandler Hall tossed a complete game shutout Wednesday afternoon to lead the No. 11-ranked Armstrong Atlantic baseball team to a 4-0 victory over North Georgia College in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Golden Park.
Armstrong (37-13), the top seed in the East Division, will face Montevallo (W2), a 6-5, extra-inning winner over USC Aiken, at 12:30 p.m., Thursday.
North Georgia (24-27), the fourth seed in the West Division, drops to the loser’s bracket and will play USC Aiken (E3) at 9 a.m., Thursday.
Hall (9-2) struck out four, walked three and allowed five hits.
North Georgia’s Phillip Taylor (0-3) suffered the loss after striking out one, walking four and allowing three earned runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.
The two teams endured a 2:27 rain delay at the top of the third inning.
Armstrong took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Taylor walked the bases loaded -- Drew Walker, Alex Frederick and John Roberts – then the Pirates got back-to-back RBI singles from Chris Zittrouer and Cody Powell and a bases-loaded walk by Will Thomas.
The Pirates stretched their lead to 4-0 in the sixth, when, again, with bases loaded – Casey Maloney walked, Walker reached on a fielding error and Frederick singled – Dennard’s RBI groundout plated Maloney.
For Armstrong, Zittrouer batted 2-for-4.