February 17, 2009

#11 Saints Sweep Twin Bill From Valdosta State

Game 1 | Game 2

VALDOSTA, GA – The 11th-ranked North Georgia softball team stayed undefeated Tuesday afternoon, taking down Valdosta State 4-3 and 6-5 in a pair of one-run games in non-conference action.

North Georgia improves to 4-0 on the year, while previously unbeaten Valdosta State falls to 6-2 on the season.

In game one, the Saints jumped on the board with two first-inning runs, followed by a pair of solo home runs from Natasha Willemse and Courtney McGuire in the two innings to follow.

The Lady Blazers scored one run in the first but went scoreless until the fourth inning when Kristie Cornell belted a homerun to bring in Clare Wamsley and pull Valdosta to within a run at 4-3.

Sarah Phillips would keep the Blazers in check after the long ball, not allowing another run to give the Saints a 4-3 game one victory. Phillips (2-0) picked up the complete game victory, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven.

In game two, offense was the name of the game as both teams put up runs in each of the first four innings.

The Saints would start to create some distance in the third inning as Pilar Harden blasted a two-run homer, and Hilary Cox would follow with a single and come around to score later in the frame.

Trisha Snider was on the mound for game two, and after allowing five runs through four innings, the junior settled in the final three innings to pick up the victory and improve to 2-0 on the season.

North Georgia will be back in action over the weekend, traveling to the UAH Charger Chillout for six games.