Hurricanes Take Series Opener Against Flagler

Hurricanes Take Series Opener Against Flagler

AMERICUS, Ga.  Georgia Southwestern State University starting pitcher Tucker Smith tossed his second complete game of the season and led the Hurricanes to a 9-2 victory in the Peach Belt Conference series opener against Flagler College on Friday evening at Hurricane Stadium. Smith scattered four hits, limited the Saints to one earned run, walked a batter and struck out eight over his 113 pitches. 

GSW improved its record to 9-11 overall, 4-6 in the PBC, while Flagler dropped to 11-10, 5-5 in conference play.      

  • The Hurricanes were swept last season at Flagler, but have won the last three meetings in Americus.
  • Flagler is 2-7 on the road this spring. 



  • Flagler struck first with a run in the third inning after a two-out single was followed by an RBI double Aaron Anderson.
  • GSW quickly answered with a five-run effort in the bottom half of the third. Baita provided the spark with his one-out RBI triple.
  • The Hurricanes tacked on four more runs in the fifth inning. A leadoff double by Skelton was followed by singles from Martin, Foster, Bradley Hough and Jacob Harrell. The Saints prolonged the rally with two errors. 
  • Smith faced the minimum in the fourth, fifth and sixth.


  • GSW out-hit the Saints, 10-4.
  • Both teams left four runners on base.
  • GSW put the leadoff man aboard three times. On all four occasions Flagler had a leadoff batter reach base, it was with the aid of a GSW error.
  • The Hurricanes were 5-for-13 (.385) with an RBI opportunity.
  • All of GSW's runs were scored over two innings. The Hurricanes pushed across five in the third and four in the fifth. 


  • The Hurricanes and Saints wrap up their PBC series on Saturday with a doubleheader at noon.