March 1, 2010

Chad Sage Grabs Moe's Athlete of the Week Honors

DAHLONEGA, GA – Junior left fielder Chad Sage has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the Saints to a weekend series victory over UNC Pembroke the sports information announced on Monday morning.

In four games last week, Sage exploded offensively, hitting .632 with three home runs, 12 runs batted in, and 10 runs scored. The junior started the week on the road at Anderson, going 5-6 with five runs batted in, and four runs scored.

He then opened the weekend against 21st-ranked UNC Pembroke with another five RBI game, this time launching two home runs to bring the Saints back from a five-run deficit for a series-opening victory against the Braves.

In the final two games against UNCP, the Gainesville, Ga., native recorded a pair of hits in each contest while driving home a run in both games, including another home run in the weekend finale. He had an on-base percentage of .667 and a slugging percentage of 1.158 in four games.

The junior is currently hitting .450 on the season with seven home runs, 26 runs batted in, 20 runs scored, and a slugging percentage of .833. Sage is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak and has five straight games with at least one RBI. He leads the Peach Belt Conference with 27 hits and is third in batting average, second in runs batted in, and second in home runs.