2013 North Georgia Baseball News

May 30, 2013
Baseball Prospect Camp Date Moved
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team has announced a change to one of their prospect camp dates.

May 30, 2013
Kenny Bellavance Named Capital One Academic All-American
TOWSON, Md. – The University of North Georgia’s Kenny Bellavance has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Baseball Division II Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

May 29, 2013
North Georgia Wins Three PBC Annual Awards
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The University of North Georgia athletic department brought home three awards from the Peach Belt Conference as announced at the PBC awards dinner at the annual meetings on Tuesday night.

May 6, 2013
Bellavance and Hooper Receive PBC All-Academic Honors
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team put Kenny Bellavance and Derek Hooper on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team as announced by the conference office on Monday.

May 4, 2013
Final Baseball Doubleheader of Season Cancelled Due to Rain
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team's season has come to a premature end as the Saints' Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Georgia College, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been cancelled due to rain that is expected to continue all day.

May 3, 2013
Saints Defeat Georgia College 6-3 on "Senior Night"
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - On a night when the University of North Georgia baseball team celebrated the careers of three seniors, the Saints put together one of their best performances of the season en route to defeating Georgia College 6-3 at Bob Stein Stadium in Peach Belt Conference action.

May 2, 2013
Baseball’s Weekend Schedule Altered, Sunday’s Game Moved to Friday
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team's final three-game Peach Belt Conference series of the season has been altered due to the threat of inclement weather scheduled to be in the Dahlonega area this weekend.

May 2, 2013
Bellavance Named to Capital One Academic All-District 3 Team
TOWSON, Md. - University of North Georgia senior baseball player Kenny Bellavance added to his already impressive resume Thursday afternoon as he was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 3 Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

April 27, 2013
Saints Split Baseball Doubleheader with Cougars, Claim First Game 9-7
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team split its final road Peach Belt Conference doubleheader of the season Saturday afternoon. The Saints won the first game over Columbus State University 9-7 before falling 25-10 in the day’s second game.

April 26, 2013
Columbus State Defeats Saints in 12-3 in Baseball
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A late surge of nine runs between the seventh and eighth innings by Columbus State University led the Cougars to claim a 12-3 win at home Friday night over the University of North Georgia in Peach Belt Conference action.

April 24, 2013
Wednesday Night Baseball Game with West Georgia Cancelled
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team's single game with the University of West Georgia originally scheduled for Wednesday night has been cancelled due to rain in the Dahlonega area.

April 21, 2013
Saints Defeat Falcons 6-5 with 12th-Inning Walk-Off
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball team came from behind to beat the University of Montevallo Falcons in extra innings 6-5 in the pair's Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series finale at Bob Stein Stadium on Sunday.

April 20, 2013
Falcons Sweep Saints in PBC Baseball Doubleheader Action
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team took on the University of Montevallo Falcons in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Bob Stein Stadium. Montevallo (29-15, 15-11 PBC) defeated the Saints (16-26, 6-17) in both games by identical scores of 6-1.

April 18, 2013
Inclement Weather Forces Change to Weekend Baseball Schedule
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia baseball team's three-game Peach Belt Conference series with the University of Montevallo this weekend has been altered due to the threat of possible inclement weather on Friday, Apr. 19.

April 17, 2013
Valdosta State Uses Big Seventh Inning to Top UNG 11-3
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball team dropped its midweek contest at Bob Stein Stadium Wednesday night 11-3 in seven innings to Valdosta State University after the Blazers scored eight runs in the top of the seventh innings. The game was cut short following the seventh due to lightning around the area.

April 15, 2013
Spivey Earns Weekly Recognition from Conference Office
AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball player Eason Spivey has been named the Peach Belt Conference's (PBC) Player of the Week as released Monday afternoon. It is the first weekly award for the Saints this season.

April 13, 2013
Saints Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Armstrong, Win Series 2-1
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball team split its Peach Belt Conference (PBC) doubleheader with Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) Saturday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium, dropping the first game 11-2 before picking up a 6-5 win in game two. The win in the day's second contest gave the Saints the 2-1 win in the series, their first PBC series win since taking two of three from Augusta State University March 9-10.

April 12, 2013
Baseball Defeats Armstrong Atlantic 9-5, Claim Third Straight Win
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball team continued to build momentum Friday evening as the Saints took down Armstrong Atlantic State University 9-5 in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference three-game series at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 10, 2013
Saints Hold on for 9-8 Win Over Georgia Gwinnett on "Military Appreciation Night"
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia (UNG) baseball team stepped out of its Peach Belt Conference schedule Wednesday night, hosting Georgia Gwinnett College on "Military Appreciation Night" at Bob Stein Stadium. The Saints were able to bounce back from an early deficit to claim a 9-8 win over the Grizzlies on a night when both teams were nearly hitting lights out.

April 9, 2013
Baseball to Hold Second-Annual "Military Appreciation Night"
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team will honor members of the United State (US) military Wednesday night as the Saints hold their second annual "Military Appreciation Night" at Bob Stein Stadium.

April 7, 2013
Saints Win Series Finale 8-4 Over Young Harris in Baseball
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team out-hit the Mountain Lions of Young Harris College 13-8 Sunday afternoon as the Saints won 8-4 in the two teams' Peach Belt Conference series finale.

April 6, 2013
Young Harris Sweeps Doubleheader From Saints in Baseball
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team was unable get much going in the way of offense Saturday afternoon as the Saints dropped both games of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader to the Mountain Lions of Young Harris College at Zell B. Miller Field. The Mountain Lions captured the first game 7-1 before holding on for a 9-6 victory in the second game.

April 3, 2013
Saints Baseball Earns 7-5 Win Over West Georgia in 10 Innings
CARROLLTON, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team earned a 7-5, extra-inning road win over the University of West Georgia Wednesday evening as the two squads combined for 18 hits and nine errors at Cole Field.

March 30, 2013
Saints Drop Series Closer 5-3 to 18th-Ranked Braves
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team drop game three of the three-game series against the 18th-ranked University of North Carolina-Pembroke Braves 5-3 on Saturday at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 29, 2013
18th-Ranked Braves Sweep PBC Doubleheader 7-4, 6-1 Over Saints
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team kept things relatively close in game-one of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the University of North Carolina Pembroke, but the Saints were unable to keep up offensively with the 18th-ranked Braves in Friday's doubleheader as UNCP swept the two games by scores of 7-4 and 6-1 at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 29, 2013
North Georgia to Remember Dan "Super Fan" Davis at April 7 Softball Games
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Last Friday, Mar. 22, the University of North Georgia family lost a member of its family and one of its biggest fans as Daniel "Dan" Jackson Davis passed away at the age of 73. In memory of Mr. Davis, the North Georgia Athletic Department held a moment of silence the following day during the Saints' baseball games and will do so again on Sunday, Apr 7.

March 27, 2013
Saints Earn 7-4 Road Victory Over Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. – Wednesday night, the University of North Georgia baseball team stepped out of its Peach Belt Conference schedule and went on the road to earn a 7-4 victory over Anderson University (S.C.) at Anderson Memorial Stadium.

March 23, 2013
No. 8 Pacers Sweep Doubleheader From Saints 9-4, 14-10
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team proved Saturday that it could compete with the best as the Saints kept up with the nationally eighth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken Pacers despite falling 9-4 and 14-10 in their Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 23, 2013
Rain Pushes Back Start of Saturday's Baseball Doubleheader
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team's Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against the eighth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken has been pushed back an hour and a half due to rain in the Dahlonega area.

March 22, 2013
Saints Drop Conference Game 13-2 to No. 8 Pacers
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team dropped the first game of a three-game, Peach Belt Conference series 13-2 to the eighth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken at Bob Stein Stadium Friday afternoon.

March 21, 2013
Baseball Games with USC Aiken Moved up Due to Weather
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Due to the threat of inclement weather over the coming weekend, the University of North Georgia baseball team's three-game, Peach Belt Conference series with the eighth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken Pacers has been moved up to start on Friday, Mar. 22.

March 20, 2013
Baseball Clips Eagles' Wings with 5-2 Victory
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The University of North Georgia baseball team closed out its two-game series with Carson-Newman College with a 2-0 record. The Saints picked up their second win in as many days over the Eagles with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

March 19, 2013
Saints Collect 20 Hits, Defeat Carson-Newman 14-10
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The University of North Georgia baseball team leapt out to an early lead Tuesday afternoon, with the Saints keeping the foot on the accelerator as they cruised to a 14-10 victory over Carson-Newman College.

March 18, 2013
North Georgia Student-Athletes Honor Dr. Robb Sinn as Outstanding Professor
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – On Tuesday, Mar. 12, the University of North Georgia Department of Athletics recognized Dr. Robb Sinn, a professor in the mathematics department, as the "2012-13 Outstanding Professor" at the Saints' home softball doubleheader against Belmont Abbey.

March 17, 2013
North Georgia Falls 13-0 to Flagler in Weekend Series Finale
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The University of North Georgia baseball team was unable to get much going in the way of offense Sunday afternoon as the Saints fell 13-0 to Flagler College in the series finale.

March 16, 2013
Baseball Drops PBC Road Doubleheader to Flagler 8-4, 16-10
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The University of North Georgia baseball team opened up its three-game Peach Belt Conference series with Flagler College by dropping a pair of games by 8-4 and 16-10 despite leaping out to early leads in both contests.

March 13, 2013
Saints Baseball Defeats Anderson 3-1 in Non-Conference Action
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team took a break from its Peach Belt Conference slate Wednesday night as the Saints defeated the Trojans of South Atlantic Conference foe Anderson University (S.C.) 3-1 in a single game at Bob Stein Stadium.

March 10, 2013
McCurry's Ninth-Inning Double Leads Saints to 4-3 Win Over Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team trailed early to Augusta State on Sunday in the rubber game of the series but never stopped fighting and pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Jaguars.

March 9, 2013
Baseball Splits with Jaguars in PBC Doubleheader Action
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team split the series-opening doubleheader with Augusta State University on Saturday afternoon. The Saints (5-12, 2-3 PBC) won the second game 12-3 after dropping the first 15-4 to the Jaguars (10-12, 4-5 PBC).

March 3, 2013
Fifth-Ranked Bearcats Survive Bout with Saints, Escape with 6-5 Win
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The University of North Georgia baseball team gave the fifth-ranked Lander University Bearcats all they could handle Sunday afternoon as the Saints held a 5-4 lead heading into the final half inning of play. That's when the Bearcats pounced with three hits, including a walk-off single by Chris Hyatt with bases loaded, to score two runs to claim the series 2-1 with a 6-5 decision in game-three.

March 2, 2013
Baseball Splits PBC Doubleheader with No. 5 Lander, Win First Game 7-2
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The University of North Georgia baseball team opened its 2013 Peach Belt Conference schedule Saturday afternoon with a tough doubleheader at fifth-ranked Lander University. The Saints claimed the first game 7-2 before falling 11-0 in the day's second game.

February 26, 2013
North Georgia Honors Four with Induction into Athletics Hall of Fame
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – This past Saturday marked the third-annual University of North Georgia Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony as four new members were enshrined into the prestigious club in front of over 120 gathered at a luncheon Saturday afternoon.

February 24, 2013
Baseball Wins Rubber Game Over Falcons 5-4 in 10 to Take Series
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – It took some late-game heroics and a key error by Pfeiffer University, but the University of North Georgia baseball team claimed its first series of the season with a 5-4, 10-inning win over the Falcons Sunday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium.

February 23, 2013
Saints Split With Falcons in Doubleheader Action
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team split the series-opening doubleheader with Pfeiffer University on Saturday afternoon. The Saints (2-9) won the first game 5-4 before dropping the second 6-2 to the Falcons (2-11).

February 22, 2013
Weather Forces Changes to Baseball' Weekend Schedule
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team's three-game, weekend series with Pfeiffer University has been altered due to inclement weather in the Dahlonega area with Friday's game with the Falcons being cancelled.

February 17, 2013
Shorter Uses Late-Game Rally to Defeat Saints 4-2 in 10 Innings
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead Sunday afternoon. However, the Shorter University Hawks were able to use a late-game rally to extend the game into an extra inning where the Hawks scored two runs to claim a 4-2 win.

February 16, 2013
No. 6 West Florida Outlasts North Georgia 4-3
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team's bat were hot Saturday afternoon, giving the Saints a shot at the upset over the No. 6 Argonauts of the University of West Florida, but West Florida was able to escape Bob Stein Stadium with a 4-3 win when it was all said and done.

February 15, 2013
Baseball Falls 4-1 to Millersville in First Game of North Georgia Classic
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team fell behind early Friday evening, and despite sending the go-ahead run to the plate with bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Saints fell 4-1 to Millersville University in the first game of the 2013 North Georgia Classic.

February 12, 2013
Baseball's Hooper Named to Tino Martinez Award Watch List
OMAHA, Neb. – University of North Georgia senior baseball player Derek Hooper has been named to the watch list for the fourth annual Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year Award, a list that includes 151 names of the top amateur student-athletes from across the nation in NCAA Division II baseball.

February 10, 2013
Saints Drop Rubber Game to Tornado 5-4 in Baseball
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team rallied late but fell short, dropping the deciding game of the series to King College (Tenn.) 5-4 on Sunday at Bob Stein Stadium.

February 9, 2013
Saints Pick Up First Win of Season, Cantrell No. 500 at North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team picked up its first win of the season, defeating the King College Tornado 11-9 at Bob Stein Stadium on Saturday. The win was also head coach Tom Cantrell’s 500th win of his career at North Georgia and 677th of his career as a collegiate head baseball coach.

February 8, 2013
Baseball Falls 3-0 in Home Opener to King College
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team opened its home slate Friday evening with a 3-0 loss to King College (TN) at Bob Stein Stadium. The Saints fought hard, but were unable to record a hit as Corey Rhodes dealt the complete game to secure the no hitter for the Tornado.

February 3, 2013
Valdosta State Deals Saints 6-2 Loss to End Weekend
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Sophomore left handed pitcher Taylor Keinat pitched six solid innings and struck out six batters Sunday afternoon, but Valdosta State University was able to end its own Comfort Suites Classic with a 6-2 win over the University of North Georgia at Billy Grant Field.

February 2, 2013
Saints Baseball Falls 7-2 to Palm Beach Atlantic in Comfort Suites Classic
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team fell behind early Saturday evening and was unable to recover despite five errors by Palm Beach Atlantic University which claimed Saturday's Comfort Suites Classic game 7-2.

February 1, 2013
No. 28 Lynn Edges Past Saints in Season-Opener in Extra Innings
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Despite four early errors, the Fighting Knights of No. 28 Lynn University were able to claim a 9-8 win over the University of North Georgia baseball team with a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning to open the Comfort Suites Classic hosted by Valdosta State University.

January 29, 2013
Baseball Chosen 10th in PBC Preseason Baseball Coaches Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team was chosen to finish 10th in the 2013 regular season by the coaches of the Peach Belt Conference as released in the 2013 PBC Preseason Coaches poll Tuesday afternoon.

January 17, 2013
Baseball Looking Forward to New Season with Young Team
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – For the University of North Georgia baseball team and head coach Tom Cantrell, the first of February can not get here soon enough as the Saints are ready to put 2012 behind them and focus on a new season.

December 14, 2012
North Georgia to Induct Four into Athletics Hall of Fame
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The North Georgia College & State University Athletic Department has announced that four outstanding individuals will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Those indivudals include former baseball coach Jim Otte, Sr., former baseball player William Geiler, former women’s basketball player Anne (Smith) Hyams, and former softball and women’s basketball player Kara (Winkler) Leonard.

December 3, 2012
Cantrell Adds Four Pitchers During Early Signing Period
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – North Georgia College & State University baseball coach Tom Cantrell has added four high school players to his pitching staff for the 2013-14 year during the recent early signing period. Joining the Saints on the mound will be Avery Greer, Sam McCoy, Shane Seckinger and Josh Wolfe.