March 15, 2011

Saints Baseball Ranked No. 11 in Latest Division II Poll

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team dropped one spot in last week's Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Top 30 Poll, coming in at No. 11 in the country following a weekend sweep in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints went 4-2 last week, opening up with a pair of losses to No. 1 Georgia College in a rain-delayed series, before coming back with four straight wins to get back on track.

North Georgia traveled to West Georgia on Tuesday evening and used three ninth-inning runs to come from behind and take down the Wolves 4-2 at Cole Field in non-conference action.

The Saints then traveled to Georgia Southwestern over the weekend and tracked the Hurricanes every move to capture a three-game Peach Belt Conference sweep. Blake Hobby went 8.0 innings in a 2-0 victory in the opener, while the Saints had to rally in game two for a 5-2 win and a Saturday doubleheader sweep. North Georgia completed the series sweep on Sunday with a 4-2 victory as the Saints picked up their fourth straight win.

Emporia State is the new No. 1 team in the country, moving up three spots and claiming 474 points with a perfect 11-0 record. Mount Olive is No. 2, followed by Central Missouri, West Florida, and Georgia College rounds out the top five.

The Saints are ranked No. 11 in the country with a 15-6 record and 332 total points, while six Peach Belt Conference schools appear in the poll, the most by any league in the nation.

The Saints return to action on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Carson-Newman for a two-game midweek series with the Eagles. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.