2011-12 North Georgia Baseball News

June 14, 2012
Michael Holder Joins Baseball Staff as Assistant Head Coach
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia Department of Athletics and head baseball coach Tom Cantrell have announced the addition of Michael Holder as the assistant head coach for the Saints baseball team.

May 10, 2012
Saints End Season with Loss to Pacers in PBC Tournament
COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia baseball team was eliminated from the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Thursday morning losing 11-2 to USC Aiken at Historic Golden Park.

May 9, 2012
Saints Shutout 4-0 By Armstrong in PBC Tournament Opening Round
COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia baseball team lost 4-0 to Armstrong in the opening round of the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the historic Golden Park.

May 8, 2012
Saints Set to Begin PBC Tournament on Wednesday Afternoon
AUGUSTA, GA – Following the final game of the 2012 season last Wednesday, the Peach Belt Conference released the eight-team double elimination bracket for the upcoming Peach Belt Conference Tournament. The top four teams from each division advanced to tournament play, which begins Wednesday, May 8, at historic Golden Park in Columbus, Georgia.

May 8, 2012
Bellavance and Hobby Named Peach Belt All-Conference
AUGUSTA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team was honored on Tuesday evening at the 2012 PBC baseball awards banquet, placing two players on the All-Conference team.

May 2, 2012
Erisman's Walk-Off Single Sends North Georgia Past Emory on Senior Night
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team would end the regular season with a walk-off single against the Emory Eagles to win 5-4 on Wednesday evening at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 30, 2012
Bearcats Rally to Take Down Saints 16-10 in Series Finale
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team lost its fourth straight game in a shootout to Lander 16-10 in Monday’s regular season Peach Belt finale.

April 29, 2012
Bearcats Break Out the Bats, Sweep Away Saints in Sunday Doubleheader
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team dropped both ends of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon to Lander on Vaughn Grizzle Day at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 25, 2012
Saints' 9th Inning Rally Comes up Short in Loss to West Georgia
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team allowed four early runs on Wednesday evening and fell 7-5 at the hands of the University of West Georgia at Bob Stein Stadium in non-conference action.

April 22, 2012
Toorie's Grand Slam Paces North Georgia to Series Sweep of Jaguars
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team completed their first Peach Belt Conference series sweep of the season on Sunday afternoon downing Augusta State 16-3 at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 21, 2012
Hobby Tops the Record Books as Saints Sweep Away Augusta State
DAHLONEGA, GA – Quality pitching and timely hitting helped the North Georgia baseball team take both ends of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Augusta State on Saturday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 18, 2012
No. 2 Seminoles Score Early, Take Down North Georgia 6-0
TALLAHASSEE, FL – 2nd-ranked Florida State scored a trio of runs in the first inning on Wednesday evening to lead the Seminoles to a 6-0 victory over North Georgia at Dick Howser Stadium on Mike Martin Field.

April 15, 2012
Saints Win Another PBC Series, Take Rubber Game at Montevallo
MONTEVALLO, AL – The North Georgia baseball team held off a late Montevallo rally on Saturday afternoon, winning 8-4 in game three of the weekend series at Kermit A. Johnson Field.

April 14, 2012
Saints Drop Opener, Rally for Nightcap Win at Montevallo
MONTEVALLO, AL – The North Georgia baseball team split a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon with Montevallo at Kermit A Johnson Field.

April 13, 2012
Baseball's Emory Game and Senior Day Moved to May 2nd
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia baseball head coach Tom Cantrell has announced a change in the final game of the regular season, moving Senior Day and Emory University back to May 2, at 7:00 p.m.

April 11, 2012
Jones' Four Hits not Enough as Argos Sweep Midweek Series
PENSACOLA, FL – The North Georgia baseball team dropped their third straight game on Wednesday afternoon falling 13-5 to West Florida at Jim Spooner Field.

April 10, 2012
Argos Use Late Back Comeback to Take down Saints 6-3
PENSACOLA, FL – The North Georgia baseball team lost their second straight non-conference game on Tuesday night falling 6-3 to West Florida at Jim Spooner Field.

April 7, 2012
Saints Split Doubleheader, Take Series from Columbus State
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team split a conference doubleheader with Columbus State on Saturday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium, taking game one 6-0 and falling 7-3 in game two.

April 6, 2012
Beauchamp Tosses North Georgia Past Columbus State in Series Opener
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday evening as they defeated No. 23 Columbus State 4-2 in Peach Belt Conference action at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 4, 2012
Saints Lose Heartbreaker to Anderson in 12 Innings, 2-0
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team dropped their first extra innings contest of the season Wednesday evening, falling 2-0 to Anderson in nonconference action at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 1, 2012
Saints Split Sunday Afternoon Doubleheader at Georgia College
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – After dropping the open game of the series on Saturday, the North Georgia baseball team split a doubleheader with Georgia College on Sunday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action at John Kurtz Field.

March 31, 2012
Saints Drop Weekend Opener at Georgia College in PBC Play
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – After winning three straight, the North Georgia baseball team dropped game one on the road at Georgia College, 3-1 at John Kurtz Field.

March 27, 2012
Jacob Beauchamp Earns Peach Belt Freshman of the Week Honors
AUGUSTA, GA – After tossing eight shutout innings in a conference victory over Georgia Southwestern, Jacob Beauchamp has been named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week.

March 27, 2012
Carpenter's Four Hits Pace Saints Past Anderson Trojans
ANDERSON, SC – The North Georgia baseball team ran their winning streak to three games on Tuesday evening as they topped Anderson 10-6 in non-conference action at Memorial Stadium.

March 25, 2012
Saints Rally Late, Take Series from Georgia Southwestern
AMERICUS, GA – The North Georgia baseball team rallied late on Sunday afternoon to take the rubber game 6-5 in a weekend series against Georgia Southwestern at Hurricane Stadium.

March 24, 2012
Saints Pound Hurricanes in Game Two, Split PBC Twin Bill
AMERICUS, GA – The North Georgia baseball team jumped back into the win column on Saturday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader with Georgia Southwestern at Hurricane Stadium in Peach Belt Conference action.

March 21, 2012
Saints Get Back on Track, Take Down Toccoa Falls 5-3
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball broke out the bats early on Wednesday evening, plating five runs in the first inning en route to 5-3 victory over Toccoa Falls at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 17, 2012
Saints Drop Doubleheader, Flagler Sweeps Weekend Series
DAHLONEGA, GA – The struggles continued for the North Georgia baseball team on Saturday afternoon as they dropped both games of doubleheader to Flagler College in Peach Belt Conference action at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 16, 2012
Flagler Takes Weekend Opener 14-1 in Peach Belt Action
DAHLONEGA, GA – The pitching and offensive woes continued for the North Georgia baseball team on Friday evening as they fell 14-1 to Flagler College in Peach Belt Conference action at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 14, 2012
Eagles Rally in 9th, Sweep Away Saints in Midweek Series
DAHLONEGA, GA – Fielding miscues hurt the North Georgia baseball team once again on Wednesday afternoon as their losing streak ran to five as they let a late lead slip away in a 7-6 loss to Carson-Newman at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 13, 2012
Carson-Newman Jumps on top Early, Take Down Saints 8-2
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball dropped their fourth straight contest on Monday evening, falling 8-2 to Carson-Newman at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 11, 2012
Pirates Complete Weekend Sweep with 7-6 Win in Finale
SAVANNAH, GA – Despite scoring in each of the last four innings on Sunday, the North Georgia baseball was unable to avoid a series sweep falling 7-6 to Armstrong in Peach Belt Conference action at Pirate Field.

March 10, 2012
Pirates Score 23 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep Over Saints
SAVANNAH, GA – The North Georgia baseball team struggled to put hits together and their pitchers got roughed up on Saturday afternoon as they were swept by Armstrong in Peach Belt Conference action at Pirate Field.

March 7, 2012
Saints Use Strong Bullpen Performance to Edge Truett-McConnell
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team got back in the win column on Wednesday night as they rallied to beat Truett-McConnell 4-3 at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 5, 2012
Saints Rally Late but Fall in Walk-Off Fashion to Francis Marion
FLORENCE, SC – Late rallies was the story of the day on Monday afternoon and it was Francis Marion who had the last laugh as they scored a pair of runs in the ninth to walk off with a 7-6 over 15th-ranked North Georgia at Cormell Field.

March 4, 2012
Saints Split Doubleheader with Francis Marion in PBC Action
FLORENCE, SC – The 13th-ranked North Georgia baseball team broke out the bats in game one on Sunday afternoon, but 30th-ranked Francis Marion rebounded in the nightcap to split a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Cormell Field.

February 29, 2012
Weekend Changes on Tap for Baseball Series at Francis Marion
DAHLONEGA, GA – Due to expected precipitation in the Florence, South Carolina, area on Saturday, this weekend’s Peach Belt Conference baseball series has been pushed back to a Sunday afternoon start.

February 28, 2012
Keinat Named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week
AUGUSTA, GA – After tossing a complete game six hitter against the 9th-ranked UNC Pembroke Braves, Taylor Keinat has been named the Pelt Belt Conference freshman of the week.

February 27, 2012
Saints Up to No. 13 in Latest Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After taking two of three from UNC Pembroke in the opening weekend of Peach Belt Conference play, the North Georgia baseball team jumped to No. 13 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 poll on Monday afternoon.

February 26, 2012
Saints Break Out in 7th Inning, Take Rubber Game from UNC Pembroke
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning against UNC Pembroke on Sunday afternoon en route to an 8-1 victory at Bob Stein Stadium.

February 25, 2012
Saints Split Doubleheader with Braves to Open Peach Belt Play
DAHLONEGA, GA – The 26th-ranked North Georgia baseball team rallied late to split a doubleheader on Saturday with No. 9 UNC Pembroke at Bob Stein Stadium.

February 20, 2012
Saints Jump Back Into National Rankings at No. 26
DAHLONEGA, GA – Riding a six game winning streak the North Georgia baseball team jumped back into the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 Poll at No. 26 on Monday afternoon.

February 19, 2012
Baseball and Softball Weekends Cut Short Due to Weather
DAHLONEGA, GA – Mother Nature refused to let the North Georgia baseball and softball teams finish off their weekends as rain and thunderstorms covered most of the southeast over the last 12 hours.

February 18, 2012
Saints Sweep Away Northern Kentucky in Home Opener
DAHLONEGA, GA - The North Georgia baseball team ran their winning streak to six games on Saturday as they swept a doubleheader from Northern Kentucky at Bob Stein Stadium.

February 17, 2012
Weekend Schedule Changes on Tap for North Georgia Athletics
DAHLONEGA, GA – With heavy rain expected to hit the North Georgia area this weekend, the Department of Athletics has made multiple changes to schedules for baseball, softball and tennis.

February 16, 2012
Saints Run Win-Streak to Four, Tame Wolves on the Road
CARROLLTON, GA - Timely hitting and strong relief pitching led the North Georgia baseball team to a 3-2 victory over West Georgia on Thursday evening at Cole Field.

February 12, 2012
Saints Break out the Bats Late, Rout No. 28 Pacers 14-6
AIKEN, SC – The North Georgia baseball team erupted for nine runs in the top of sixth inning on Sunday afternoon en route to a 14-6 victory over Peach Belt Conference foe USC Aiken in the finale of the Carolina Outdoors Classic at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

February 11, 2012
Saints Smack 15 Hits in Blowout of Davis & Elkins
AIKEN, SC – The North Georgia baseball team won their second straight game in the Carolina Outdoors Classic on Friday evening belting Davis & Elkins 17-2 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

February 10, 2012
Saints Cruise by Carson-Newman 7-2 in Weekend Opener
AIKEN, SC – Stellar pitching and timely hitting led the North Georgia baseball team to a 7-2 victory over Carson-Newman on day one of the Carolina Outdoors Classic at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the campus of USC Aiken.

February 8, 2012
Jordan Erisman Named Moe's Athlete of the Week
DAHLONEGA, GA – Jordan Erisman has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill Athlete of the Week after hitting .462 at the Comfort Suites Classic in the opening weekend of the season for the Saints.

February 5, 2012
Lindenwood Lions Race Past Saints in Weekend Finale
VALDOSTA, GA – For the second time in three days the North Georgia pitching staff gave up double-digit runs as Lindenwood University pushed across five runs early and handed the Saints their second loss on the final day of the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field.

February 4, 2012
Hobby Tosses a Gem as Saints Break into Win Column
VALDOSTA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team was in search of their first win of the year on Saturday evening the Saints got just that, a 8-3 victory over Valdosta State on day two of the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field.

February 3, 2012
Saints Struggle in Season Opener, Fall to Saint Leo
VALDOSTA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team could do little right in their season opener Friday evening, falling 14-2 to Saint Leo on the opening day of the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field.

January 31, 2012
Saints Baseball to Open Season at Comfort Suites Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team is set to open the 2012 season this weekend, traveling to Valdosta State University for the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field.

January 31, 2012
Saints Picked to Finish 6th in Peach Belt Preseason Poll
AUGUSTA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team has been picked to finish 6th in the Peach Belt Conference according to a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches released on Friday afternoon.

January 26, 2012
Kenny Bellavance Named Peach Belt Preseason All-Conference
AUGUSTA, GA – Kenny Bellavance earned himself PBC Preseason All-Conference honors on Thursday afternoon as the Peach Belt released its 2012 team.

January 18, 2012
Blake Hobby Named ABCA/Rawlings Preseason All-American
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia starting pitcher Blake Hobby will start the 2012 season with plenty of high expectations after being named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Preseason All-American team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

December 23, 2011
Saints Ranked No. 35 in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team will open the 2012 season ranked in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Top 40 Poll for the fifth straight year this February, as the Saints check in as the No. 35 team in the country.

December 6, 2011
North Georgia Baseball Partners with Baden Sports
DAHLONEGA, GA – With the North Georgia baseball team less than two months away from their first game of the 2012 season, head coach Tom Cantrell has announced an exclusive partnership with Baden Sports to be the official bat of the Saints.

November 17, 2011
Saints Baseball Inks 11 Players for 2013 Season
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball program and head coach Tom Cantrell have announced the addition of 11 players who are set to join the Saints for the 2013 season.

October 5, 2011
Cantrell Releases Baseball Slate for 2012 Campaign
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team has high hopes heading into the 2012 season, as head coach Tom Cantrell has released the schedule set for his up and coming team.

October 5, 2011
Baseball Set for Fall Practice to Start Next Week
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team is set to open fall practice next week as they begin their early preparations for the 2012 season, which is set to start the first weekend in February at Valdosta State’s Wintersville Kickoff Classic.