LAWRENCEVILLE – Two-run homers by juniors Gabe Howell and Livingston Morris in consecutive innings powered the No. 5-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College baseball team to a signature 6-3 comeback victory against No. 11 University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) on Monday night at the Grizzly Baseball Complex.
This was a matchup of teams which had both lost just twice at the midway mark of the 2020 season, and the game had a postseason feel, with every pitch and hit being meaningful.
“It was an ultra-competitive environment and it was good to see our guys answer the bell,” GGC head coach Jeremy Sheetinger said. “This game featured so many back-and-forth moments. A lot of credit goes to the players for sticking to their process. We competed at a level that can only make a coach proud.”
Howell’s team-leading sixth home run just over the left field wall in the seventh inning propelled the Grizzlies to a 4-3 lead. Then, Morris added a towering blast in the eighth inning for two additional insurance runs.
Freshman reliever Alex Cook struck out the side in the eighth inning and recorded three more strikeouts in the ninth inning to secure his ninth save of the…