March 4, 2021, was an impressive day for the South Georgia State College Hawks. The Hawks defeated USC-Salkehatchie 10-1 for head coach Jeff Timothy’s 300th career win and freshman outfielder Logan Roberts hit for the cycle. He tripled in the second, homered in the third, singled in the fifth, and doubled in the seventh. Roberts finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored, four RBI and one stolen base.
While Roberts performance was a highlight of the day, the Hawks' offense was notable up and down the lineup. In addition to Roberts, Mack Williams collected two hits, including a homer. Brandon Redd, Matt Warren, Tony Player, Carlos Hernandez, Hunter Goff and Clayton Smith each contributed one hit to collectively earn 12 hits as a team.
In the bottom of the first, Warren doubled on a line drive. The scoring started in the bottom of the second. Roberts tripled on a line drive to right field. Goff followed up with a triple to score Roberts. Goff then scored on a sacrifice fly by Cole Smith.
Williams doubled on a line drive to left field in the bottom of the third to get him in position to score as Hernandez doubled on a line drive in the next at-bat. Roberts stepped to the play and homered on a fly ball to center, scoring Hernandez.
During the fifth, Williams put one out to collect a home run. Roberts hit a single on a line drive in the inning. The bottom of the seventh saw the Hawks with more hits. Roberts doubled to center field scoring Warren who was on base after a walk. Clayton Smith hit a double to score Roberts.
Roman March was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the eighth, putting him on base. Redd singled, advancing March. In his first at-bat, Player singled on a ground ball to the shortstop, scoring March and advancing Redd. After the top of the 9th, the score remained at 10-1 for the win.
Grant Adams earned the win for South Georgia State. Adams surrendered one run on three hits over five innings, striking out one. Matt Grizzle threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
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