January 5, 2009

Saints Baseball Ranked 17th in Preseason Poll

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University baseball team finds themselves ranked 17th in the country in the ABCA Division II Preseason top 25 released by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The Saints ended last season ranked 20th in the nation in the year’s final poll after going 41-21 overall and 16-11 in the PBC, including capturing their first-ever Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship, and making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The Saints return 20 players from last season, including All-Region performer Craig Brisson, PBC Tournament MVP Logan Sharrett, and All-Region Gold Glove Winners Anders Oster and Andre Airich.

Mount Olive College, who put an end to North Georgia’s season in the second round of the NCAA South Atlantic Regional, find themselves atop the pre-season poll after capturing the 2008 National Championship.

North Georgia will open their 2009 campaign on February 6, hosting Pfeiffer University to kickoff a stretch of nine games in 13 days for the Saints.