March 16, 2009

Baseball Ranked #26 in Latest DII Collegiate Poll

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team continues to find themselves ranked among the nation’s best, coming in at #26 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 Poll released Monday afternoon.

The Saints went 1-4 last week, splitting a two-game series during the week with Catawba College at home, before traveling to now 6th-ranked Georgia College & State University and dropping a trio of games over the weekend.

After North Georgia suffered it’s first three-game sweep of the season, the Saints now sit at 15-11 overall, and in fourth place in the Peach Belt Conference at 7-5 in league play.

With the Saints coming in at #26, this marks the 13th consecutive poll North Georgia has appeared in dating back to April 21, 2008 where they came in at #24.

North Georgia will now welcome in-state rival Valdosta State to town for single games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Last season, the Saints swept a pair of games from the Blazers on the road, using 11 innings to take game one 5-3, before taking game two 7-5.

After a pair of mid-week games, the Saints will hit the road again for another three-game Peach Belt Conference weekend series, this time traveling to UNC Pembroke for a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. The Braves took two of three from the Saints last season in Dahlonega, dropping the opener, but rallying to take the final two games.