February 23, 2010

Leslee Smith Named Moe's Athlete of the Week

DAHLONEGA, GA – Senior softball standout Leslee Smith has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the Saints to a perfect 7-0 record over the weekend at the UAH Charger Chillout the sports information announced on Tuesday afternoon.

As the #2 team in the country, North Georgia is off to their best start in school history at 11-0, including victories over a top 20 team, and a top five team last weekend. In seven games last week, Smith went .364 at the plate with a home run, 11 runs batted in, and five runs scored.

Smith had a season-high five runs batted in against Arkansas Tech in the Saints’ closest game of the season, recording a double and triple, going 2-2 at the plate with a walk and run scored in a 9-8 victory. Against 5th-ranked Indianapolis, the senior added two more hits and drove in three more runs, including a triple and a home run.

The Lexington, Ga., native had a slugging percentage of .727 over the weekend and is currently leading the team with 13 runs batted in on the season with four doubles and 19 total bases.

Smith and the Saints will finally play their home opener of the 2010 season on Sunday, February 28, hosting Queens University for a doubleheader set to start at 1:00 p.m. The Royals return to Dahlonega after making in appearance in last year’s Dahlonega Regional where North Georgia defeated Queens 2-0 in the opening round.