May 12, 2008

Saints move up 11 Spots to #14 in latest national poll

North Georgia to match up with USC Aiken in first round of regional

DAHLONEGA, GA - North Georgia College & State University moved up eleven spots this week to #14 in the 2008 Collegiate Baseball Magazine NCAA Division II Poll after winning the Peach Belt Conference Championship over the weekend.

In a season full of firsts, North Georgia will plow straight ahead as they make their NCAA Tournament debut. Already, the Saints appeared in and won their first PBC Tournament after the school reached full NCAA Division II status for the 2007-08 academic year.

The Saints are also one of the hottest teams heading into the regional after winning 23 of 26 games since April 1 and becoming the first team to sweep the PBC Tournament since the conference adapted its current bracket in 2006. North Georgia will be the #4 seed in the regional and face USC Aiken in their first game.

North Georgia will depart their Dahlonega campus Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and travel to Mount Olive College where they will practice Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on Scarborough Field in preparation for the South Atlantic Regional which is set to begin Thursday morning.

Below is the schedule for the 2008 NCAA II South Atlantic Regional:

Thursday, May 15, 2008*
11 a.m. Game 3: No. 3 USC Aiken vs. No. 4 North Georgia
3 p.m. Game 2: No. 2 Columbus State vs. No. 5 Belmont Abbey
7 p.m. Game 1: No. 1 Mount Olive vs. No. 6 Erskine
*Game times adjusted to allow regional host to play in 7 p.m. game

Friday, May 16, 2008
11 a.m. Game 4: Loser game 1 vs. Loser game 2
3 p.m. Game 5: Winner game 1 vs. Loser game 3
7 p.m. Game 6: Winner game 2 vs. Winner game 3

Saturday, May 17, 2008*
11 a.m. Game 7: Winner game 5 vs. Winner game 6
3 p.m. Game 8: Winner game 4 vs. Loser game 6
7 p.m. Game 9: Winner game 8 vs. Loser game 7
*Pairings will be adjusted if five teams remain after Game 6

Sunday, May 18, 2008*
1 p.m. Game 10: Winner game 7 vs. Winner game 9
5 p.m. Game 11: If necessary (same teams as Game 10)
*Pairings will be adjusted if three teams remain after Game 9