March 17, 2009

Phillips Grabs Pitcher of the Week Honors Again

Weekly Release

AUGUSTA, GA – Sophomore Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference pitcher of the week for the second time in three weeks after going 3-0 last week as the Saints extended their winning streak to 14 games.

Sarah Phillips went 3-0 last week, tossing 22.0 innings and striking out 19 batters while allowing just one earned run for a 0.32 earned run average. The sophomore allowed nine hits and walked just one batter in the three games.

She started against Augusta State in the Saints conference opener, pitching a complete game allowing her only earned run of the week while striking out five. She then recorded 15 shutout innings against Eckerd and Flagler on the road to pick up two more victories, striking out 14 in the two games and allowing just six hits.

Phillips anchors the North Georgia pitching staff that leads the Peach Belt Conference in earned run average, wins, hits allowed, and runs allowed. She is also second in the PBC in earned run average 1.07, and second in wins with 12.

The Saints are currently ranked 5th in the nation, sitting at 22-2 overall and at the top of the Peach Belt Conference standings at 2-0, having won 14 straight games. North Georgia will play conference rival USC Aiken in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening, before making their way to West Georgia for a pair of games on Thursday afternoon.