March 2, 2010

Sage Tabbed as PBC Baseball Player of the Week

AUGUSTA, GA – North Georgia outfielder Chad Sage has been named the Peach Belt Conference Players of the Week announced this afternoon from the league office.

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.