May 28, 2009

Trio of Baseball Players Named PBC All-Academic

DAHLONEGA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the 2009 baseball All-Academic Team from the conference office last week and North Georgia’s Craig Brisson, Brad Hall, and Logan Sharrett were named first, second, and third team respectively.

The team is part of a new season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field.

Craig Brisson hit .364 during the 2009 season with five home runs, 12 doubles, and 27 runs batted in. The junior had an on base percentage of .496 from the lead off position, playing and starting in all 58 games for the Saints. Brisson had 117 total bases and scored 61 runs and 86 total hits. He is a Math major with a 3.28 grade point average.

Brad Hall, a 2009 Peach Belt Second-Team All-Conference selection, hit .292 during the 2009 season with 14 home runs, 11 doubles, and 57 runs batted in. Hall was fifth in the PBC in home runs, and had a slugging percentage of .578. Hall played in 55 games, and committed just three errors for a .989 fielding percentage at first base and behind the plate. He had eight games with at least three runs batted in, and 14 multiple hit games. Hall is a Business major with a 3.30 grade point average.

The 2008 PBC Tournament most outstanding player, Logan Sharrett hit .221 with one home run, three doubles and 23 runs batted in. The junior had 30 hits and walked 14 times. Sharrett is a Business major with a grade point average of 3.26

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student athlete must participate in at least half of their team’s events, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and have completed at least one full academic year at their current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors nominated and voted on the selected teams.


First Team

Player School Yr. Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Craig  Brisson
North Georgia
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Kenny Cail
Armstrong Atlantic St.
Savannah, Ga.
Carlos Cardoza-Oquendo Armstrong Atlantic St.
San Juan, P.R.
Physical Education
Juan Dorando
Armstrong Atlantic St.
San Pedro, Calif.
English Communications
Josh Heath
Armstrong Atlantic St.
Locus Grove, Ga.
Ryan Kirkman UNC Pembroke
Sr. Liberty, N.C. 3.27 Criminal Justice
Danny McCorkell GCSU Sr. Wentzville, Mo. 3.50 Health Education
Blake Norrell Columbus St.
Sr. Auburn, Ala. 3.52 Finance
John Sherrer USC Aiken Sr. LaGrange, Ga. 3.58 Business Administration
Preston Shuey Francis Marion
So. Charlotte, N.C. 3.59 Finance
Jorge Virguez
Augusta State
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Political Science
Cody Walden Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Tuscon, Ariz. 3.33 Economics
Andrew Whiggum Georgia Southwestern Sr. Hawkinsville, Ga. 4.00 Exercise Science

Second Team

Jared Allen
Georgia Southwestern Sr. Lyons, Ga.
3.52 Management
Anthony Arrington
Columbus St. St. LaGrange, Ga.
3.28 Criminal Justice
Jeff Chase
Armstrong Atlantic St.
Sr. Albuquerque, N.M. 3.30 Chemistry
Jason Cochroft
USC Aiken So. Gilbert, S.C. 3.46 Business Administration
Chris Grandinetti USC Aiken So. Broomfield, Colo. 3.64 Undeclared
Brad Hall
North Georgia
Atlanta, Ga.
Sean Harrell
Martinez, Ga.
Josh Lovvorn
Bradley, S.C.
A.J. Nunziato
South Setauket ,N.Y.
Exercise Science
Chris Tyler
Augusta St.
Warner Robins, Ga.
Health & Kinesiology

Third Team

Tyler Baughman Columbus St. So. Columbus, Ga. 3.35 Health & Physica Education
Tim Bondell Columbus St. So. Atlanta, Ga. 3.38 Pre-Nursing
Tyler Daniel Georgia Southwestern So. Dublin, Ga. 3.45 Health & Physical Education
Pete Paris GCSU Sr. Scranton, Pa. 3.22 Business Administration
Tom Poricelli UNC Pembroke Jr. Howell, N.J. 3.24 Int. Business & Accounting
Jody Sellars Georgia Southwestern So. Americus, Ga. 3.40 Health & Physical Education
Logan Sharrett North Georgia Jr. Suwanee, Ga. 3.26 Business
Keith Whitman UNC Pembroke So. Elkin, N.C. 3.23 Biology-Zoology