Written by David Mann
ALBANY, Ga - Riliani Familia did all he could to give Darton State College Cavaliers a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Georgia Perimeter College, as Darton State College Cavaliers lost 5-4 at home, Tuesday.
Nikolay Uherek recorded the win for Georgia Perimeter College. He allowed one run over five innings. Uherek struck out two, walked none and gave up four hits.
Jaguar closer Tripp Sheppard put away the final four outs to record the save.
A one-run seventh inning helped bring Darton State within three, thanks to a groundout by Tripp Calhoun that triggered Darton State College Cavaliers’ comeback. Sheppard ended the inning by getting Nate Ferrell to ground out.
Two runs in the bottom of the ninth helped Darton State close its deficit to 5-4. With the bases loaded, a two-run single by Calhoun gave Darton some life. However, with the tying run on third, Georgia Perimeter College’s Landon Hayes induced a Rashad Billups ground out to close things out.
Darton will play at Georgia Perimeter at 6 p.m., Friday, and again Saturday in a doubleheader at 1 p.m., to close the regular season.
The Cavaliers are now 36-12 overall and 21-8 in conference play.