2011-12 North Georgia Softball News

June 28, 2012
North Georgia Softball Hosting Individual and Prospect Camps
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball program is inviting interested campers to take part in the 2012 Individual Camp and 2012 Prospect Camp here in the coming weeks.

May 18, 2012
Softball Players Honored with Regional and National Awards
DAHLONEGA, GA – Over the last week the North Georgia softball team saw many players receive national recognition by both Daktronics and the NFCA once again in 2012.

May 17, 2012
North Georgia Softball Team Hosts YMCA Heroes League Game
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team hosted a Lumpkin County YMCA Heroes League game on Wednesday evening at the Hill, welcoming in the Tigers and the Heroes for a family fun night.

May 12, 2012
Saints Slide by Flagler in Must Win, Force Decisive Third Game
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team forced a decisive game three in the NCAA Southeast Super Regional on Saturday afternoon, taking game two 3-0 over Flagler College at The Hill.

May 12, 2012
Saints Fight Back Late, Fall to Flagler in Super Regional Championship
DAHLONEGA, GA – For the first time in four years the North Georgia softball team will not be representing the Southeast Region in the Division II College World Series, as they dropped game three of the NCAA Southeast Super Regional 4-1 in extra innings to Flagler on Saturday afternoon at The Hill.

May 11, 2012
Error-Stricken Saints Fall to Flagler in Super Regional Opener
DAHLONEGA, GA – For the second straight season the North Georgia softball team dropped the opening game of the Southeast Super Regional, falling to Flagler 8-2 on Friday evening at the Hill.

May 10, 2012
Hilary Cox Receives Diploma Before NCAA Southeast Regional Game
DAHLONEGA, GA – With North Georgia starting catcher Hilary Cox missing her college graduation last Saturday morning to play in game three of the NCAA Southeast Softball Regional, the university gave the senior standout her own private graduation at home plate.

May 8, 2012
Softball Places Five on All-Region Teams, Dickie Pitcher of the Year
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team was represented well on the 2012 Daktronics Southeast All-Region Team, placing five on the two teams with Melissa Dickie earning Region Pitcher of the Year honors.

May 7, 2012
North Georgia Set to Battle Flagler in Southeast Super Regional
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team will host their fourth consecutive NCAA Super Regional this coming weekend, as they welcome Flagler College into Dahlonega for a trip to the 2012 College World Series.

May 6, 2012
Saints Edge Augusta State, Advance to NCAA Super Regionals
DAHLONEGA, GA – The top-seeded North Georgia softball team advanced to their fourth straight NCAA Southeast Super Regional on Sunday defeating fourth-seeded Augusta State 1-0 in the Dahlonega Regional Championship at The Hill.

May 5, 2012
Saints Walk-Off Columbus State 2-1, Advance to Regional Championship Game
DAHLONEGA, GA – Down to their final three outs in game three of the NCAA Southeast Regional, 11th-ranked and top-seeded North Georgia battled back to score two runs and walk-off with a 2-1 victory over 5th-seeded Columbus State at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.

May 4, 2012
Saints Edge King College 1-0 in Southeast Regional Opener
DAHLONEGA, GA – Senior Pilar Harden sparked another late inning North Georgia win as the top-seeded Saints took game two of the NCAA Southeast Regional 1-0 over King College on Friday afternoon at The Hill.

April 30, 2012
North Georgia Softball Set to Host Fourth Straight Southeast Regional
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team has earned the No. 1-seed and will host a 2012 NCAA Regional this coming weekend, as the national office announced Monday morning on a live selection show on NCAA.com.

April 25, 2012
Softball Holds Steady at No. 11 in the Country in Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After going 4-1 and getting Peach Belt Tournament Runner-up honors, the North Georgia Saints held onto the No. 11 rank in the latest NFCA poll.

April 22, 2012
Saints Pound USC Aiken 9-0, Advance to PBC Tournament Title Game
COLUMBUS, GA – The Saints wasted no time advancing to their fifth straight Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game as they took down USC Aiken 9-0 at Cougar Field in the first semifinal of the day.

April 22, 2012
Saints Come Up Short in Bid for Fourth Straight Tournament Title
COLUMBUS, GA – North Georgia came up short in their bid for a fourth consecutive Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship, falling to Columbus State 4-1 at Cougar Field Sunday evening.

April 21, 2012
Tiffanie Burns' Three-Run Blast Propels the Saints in PBC Tournament Opener
COLUMBUS, GA – The No. 2-seeded Saints softball team escaped with a 7-6 win over Georgia College on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2012 PBC Tournament at Cougar Field.

April 20, 2012
Dickie Earns Freshman of the Year Honors, Saints Place Four on PBC First-Team
COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia softball team was honored well as always at the 2012 PBC Softball Awards Banquet, as five players received recognition, with Melissa Dickie earning PBC Freshman of the Year.

April 20, 2012
Saints Set to Begin Quest for 4th Straight PBC Tournament Title
DAHLONEGA, GA – The No. 11-ranked North Georgia softball team is ready to pursue their quest for a fourth straight tournament title, as they head to the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Tournament this weekend.

April 19, 2012
Saints End Regular Season with Sweep of Francis Marion
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team capped the 2012 regular season on Thursday night by taking both ends of a conference doubleheader against Francis Marion at The Hill.

April 18, 2012
Saints Up Two Spots, Check in at No. 11 in Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After a perfect 6-0 week the North Georgia softball team moved up two spots to No. 11 in the nation according to the latest NFCA top 25 Poll.

April 16, 2012
Melissa Dickie Earns Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week Honors
AUGUSTA, GA – Following the most dominating week of her young career, freshman standout Melissa Dickie was honored from the league office as the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week announced on Monday afternoon.

April 15, 2012
Harden Clutches Up, Dickie and Coan Power Saints Past Lander
GREENWOOD, SC – North Georgia used dominating pitching and a clutch hit to sweep Lander on Sunday, 3-1 and 2-1 to help boost their win streak at Doug Spears Field.

April 14, 2012
Saints Break out the Bats, Sweep Away USC Aiken
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints pushed their winning streak up to nine games this afternoon, as they swept USC Aiken 7-0 and 8-5 at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.

April 12, 2012
Dickie's Domination Leads Saints Past UNC Pembroke
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints got a dominating performance from Melissa Dickie on Thursday night, as they swept UNC Pembroke, 8-0 and 3-0 at Haines and Carolyn Hill Stadium.

April 11, 2012
Mike Davenport Picks Up Career Win No. 500
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia softball head coach Mike Davenport reached another milestone Tuesday evening under the lights at Haines & Caroline Hill Stadium, picking up career win No. 500 with a doubleheader sweep over Georgia College in Peach Belt Conference action.

April 10, 2012
Saints Sweep Bobcats, Honor Seniors, Davenport Snags Win No. 500
DAHLONEGA, GA - The Saints picked up two more wins on Senior Night-Tuesday, sweeping Georgia College 2-1 and 8-1 in Peach Belt doubleheader action at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.

April 7, 2012
No. 13 Saints Sweep Away No. 19 Jaguars on Cancer Awareness Day
DAHLONEGA, GA – The No. 13-ranked North Georgia softball team got a much-needed sweep over No. 19 Augusta State on Saturday, 2-0 and 8-0 on Cancer Awareness Day at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.

April 5, 2012
Saints Softball Set to Host Annual Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints softball team is set to host their sixth annual Cancer Awareness Day this Saturday afternoon as they take on Augusta State in doubleheader action.

April 4, 2012
Saints Softball Ranked No. 13 In Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – Despite not playing a game this past week, the North Georgia softball team dropped five spots to No. 13 in the nation according to the latest NFCA Top 25 Poll.

April 3, 2012
Rain Forces Softball Into Third Consecutive PBC Series Postponement
DAHLONEGA, GA – Rain moved in as the North Georgia Saints and the UNC Pembroke Braves got ready to start the top of the fourth inning and did not stop, forcing the Saints third consecutive Peach Belt series postponement.

March 31, 2012
Softball Games Cancelled Again, Rescheduled for April 14th
DAHLONEGA, GA – Due to a large amount of rain in the Dahlonega area last night, tomorrows softball games against Francis Marion have been rescheduled for April 18th at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

March 28, 2012
Saints Drop Five Spots, Check in at No. 8 in NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team dropped five spots in the latest NFCA Division II National Poll and check in at No. 8 in the country according the Top 25 ranking released on Wednesday morning.

March 25, 2012
Saints Bounce Back in Game Two to Earn Split With Columbus State
COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia softball team dropped the first game 1-0, then bounced back nicely to take down Columbus State 4-1 in game two of the doubleheader at Cougar Field.

March 23, 2012
No. 3 Saints Sweep Away Hurricanes in Peach Belt Action
AMERICUS, GA – The 3rd-ranked North Georgia softball team got back to their winning ways on Friday afternoon, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader at Georgia Southwestern in Peach Belt Conference action.

March 21, 2012
Saints Check in at No. 3 in Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After splitting the first two conference doubleheaders of the season against Flagler and Armstrong last week, the North Georgia softball team slid down two spots to No. 3 in the country in the latest NFCA Division II poll released on Wednesday afternoon.

March 15, 2012
Saints and Pirates Split PBC Doubleheader in Top 25 Showdown
SAVANNAH, GA – The North Georgia softball team split with Armstrong in their second PBC doubleheader action of the season, finishing with a 3-2 win and a 5-3 defeat.

March 14, 2012
Saints Softball Ranked No. 1 in Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team jumped to No. 1 in the country in the latest NFCA Division II poll released on Wednesday morning.

March 13, 2012
Tiffanie Burns Named PBC Freshman of the Week
AUGUSTA, GA – Tiffanie Burns has earned PBC Freshman of the Week honors after leading the Saints to a 7-1 record over the past week, as announced by the conference office yesterday evening.

March 13, 2012
Saints Split with Flagler in First PBC Action of 2012 Season
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – In their first Peach Belt Conference action of the season, the Saints split with Flagler College on the road, winning 6-2 and falling 7-0.

March 11, 2012
Saints Take Down No. 1 UAH, Fall to Charleston at Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team concluded the 2012 Captain D’s Classic with a convincing 10-5 win over Alabama-Huntsville, but followed it up with a tough 3-2 loss to the University of Charleston.

March 10, 2012
No. 2 Saints Rally Late, Take Down Top-Ranked Chargers
DAHLONEGA, GA – In a battle of the top two ranked teams in the country, the Saints were the benefit of a huge error by Alabama-Huntsville and came away with a 8-3 win as part of the Captain D’s Classic.

March 10, 2012
Saints Run Past Charleston, 12-0, in Opening Game of the Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints used 13 hits to run past the University of Charleston in 8-run rule fashion, 12-0, in their first game of the Captain D’s Classic.

March 8, 2012
Burns' Six RBI's Power Saints Past Wolves, No. 1 Ala.-Huntsville Awaits
DAHLONEGA, GA – The No. 2-ranked Saints softball team got two convincing wins over visiting West Georgia on Thursday night, 9-1 and 5-1.

March 7, 2012
Saints up Two Spots to No. 2 in the Latest NFCA top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia Saints softball team jumped up two spots to No. 2 in the country in the latest NFCA Division II poll released on Wednesday afternoon.

March 7, 2012
No. 2 Saints Sneak out a Pair of One-Run Games Over Bellarmine
DAHLONEGA, GA – The 2nd-ranked North Georgia softball team swept Bellarmine in doubleheader action on Wednesday night at The Hill, using a walk-off hit and dominating pitching to win their ninth and 10th games in a row.

March 4, 2012
Saints Complete Sweep at Mid-South Classic with 3-0 Win Over Le Moyne
SPARTANBURG, SC – North Georgia completed the perfect weekend at the 2012 Mid-South Classic with a 3-0 win over Le Moyne at Tyger River Park.

March 3, 2012
Saints Softball Takes Two on First Day of 2012 Mid-South Classic
SPARTANBURG, SC – The No. 4-ranked Saints softball team started the 2012 Mid-South Classic weekend off with two dominating wins over Carson-Newman and West Liberty at the new Tyger River Sports Park.

March 3, 2012
Saints Take Two More at Mid-South in Wet Field Conditions
SPARTANBURG, SC – The fourth-ranked North Georgia softball team got two more wins on Saturday, taking down No.22-Lenoir-Rhyne and Catawba at the Tyger River Sports Park on a soggy Saturday.

February 29, 2012
Softball Checks in at No. 4 in Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team dropped two spots to No. 4 in the nation in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll released earlier today.

February 26, 2012
Coan's Dominance Continues with 2-1 Win Over Saint Leo
KISSIMMEE, FL – The Saints finished their Disney weekend with a 2-1 win over Saint Leo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

February 25, 2012
No. 2 Saints Use Late Magic to Edge No. 3 Lady Buffs on ESPN
KISSIMMEE, FL – When it counted the most, No. 2 North Georgia came through in the clutch as Kayla Minger delivered a two-out two-run double to give the Saints a 6-5 win in eight innings over No. 3 West Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

February 25, 2012
Saints Explode for 12 Runs Against Kentucky State, Throw Combined No-Hitter
KISSIMMEE, FL – North Georgia finally had an offensive explosion and Kentucky State were the unfortunate victims, as the No. 2-ranked Saints won 12-0 at Disney.

February 24, 2012
Bats Go Quiet as Saints Fall to Saint Leo in Extra Innings
KISSIMMEE, FL – The bats went quiet on the Saints in game one of the ESPN Disney Citrus Classic on Friday afternoon, falling 2-1 in extra innings at the hands of Saint Leo at the Disney Wide World of Sports.

February 24, 2012
Saints Go Extras Again, Come up Short at Disney
KISSIMMEE, FL – The Saints fell to West Texas A&M 5-4 in 10 innings, as North Georgia failed to take advantage of great innings from Jessica Coan.

February 22, 2012
Saints Pick Up Two More Wins, Move Up to No. 2 in Latest NFCA Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints softball team picked up two more wins on the day they found out they moved up a spot in the NFCA National Poll to No. 2 in the country.

February 21, 2012
Coan Makes it Back-to-Back PBC Pitcher of the Week Honors
AUGUSTA, GA – Jessica Coan has earned PBC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second consecutive week to start the 2012 softball season, announced this afternoon from the conference office.

February 20, 2012
Softball Set to Appear on ESPN3 at Disney Citrus Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Saints softball team will be the first team in North Georgia school history to be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks this coming Saturday, February 25.

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 Bounce Back After First Defeat of Season with 11-run Outburst
DECATUR, AL – The No. 3-ranked Saints softball team bounced back nicely with an 11-run outburst against Missouri-St. Louis after being shutout in their first game 1-0 against Barry University in day two the 2012 Charger Chillout.

February 17, 2012
Bad Weather Forces Schedule Change at This Weekend's Charger Chillout
DECATUR, AL - Due to rain in the forecast this Saturday, all games scheduled on Saturday for the 2012 Ringor UAH Charger Chillout have been moved up two hours from the originally scheduled times.

February 17, 2012
Saints Use Dominant Pitching in Two Shutout Victories
DECATUR, AL – The No. 3-ranked North Georgia softball team picked up two more wins on Friday when they shutout both Rollins and Ohio Dominican at the 2012 Ringor UAH Charger Chillout.

February 15, 2012
Saints Use Coan No-Hitter and Seven Home Runs to Sweep Mars Hill
MARS HILL, NC – The No. 3-ranked Saints softball team used a no-hitter from Jessica Coan and seven home runs to sweep Mars Hill on Wednesday afternoon, 6-0 and 10-2 at Ponder Field.

February 14, 2012
Coan Earns Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors
AUGUSTA, GA – Jessica Coan’s impressive opening weekend was rewarded on Tuesday afternoon when she named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week announced from the league office.

February 12, 2012
No. 3 Saints Sweep Their Way Through Loyal Blue Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team won two more games on Sunday, boosting their record to 4-0 on the young season. The Saints took down Bellarmine in their first game, 4-2, and then defeated Tusculum for the second time this weekend, 5-1 in the finale of the Loyal Blue Classic.

February 11, 2012
Saints Grab Milestone Win to Open 2012 Campaign
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team reached a milestone on Saturday in their opening day of the 2012 season, winning their 600th game in program history, recording a 7-0 win over Tusculum. The Saints then defeated North Greenville 4-2 in the nightcap to close out the opening day of first annual Loyal Blue Classic.

February 8, 2012
North Georgia Set to Host 2012 Loyal Blue Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – With much anticipation, the North Georgia softball season is finally here. The 2012 Loyal Blue Classic will be the beginning of what hopes to be another successful season for the Saints.

February 1, 2012
Saints Softball Ranked No. 3 in NFCA Preseason Coaches Poll
STARKVILLE, MS – The North Georgia softball team will start the season as one of the top three teams in the country for the third straight year, as the Saints are ranked No. 3 in the NFCA Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Wednesday afternoon.

January 25, 2012
North Georgia Tabbed as PBC Preseason Favorite for Fourth Straight Year
AUGUSTA, GA – For the fourth straight year the North Georgia softball team was chosen as the preseason favorite to win the Peach Belt Conference.

January 24, 2012
Saints Place Trio on Softball Preseason All-Conference Team
AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2012 softball preseason All-Conference team from the league office on Tuesday afternoon and North Georgia placed three players on the 12-member team.

January 19, 2012
Softball Awarded Championship Rings for 2011 Banner Season
DAHLONEGA, GA – Nearly nine months after their third straight strip to the NCAA Division II College World Series, the North Georgia softball team received their championship rings in a ceremony Monday evening in Memorial Hall.

November 25, 2011
Davenport Inks Five for 2013 During Early Signing Period
DAHLONEGA, GA - North Georgia College & State University head softball coach Mike Davenport has announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period.

November 17, 2011
Hilary Cox Serves as National SAAC Rep at NCAA Forum
DAHLONEGA, GA – Last week North Georgia softball standout Hilary Cox served as a National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the NCAA’s Leadership Forum in Chicago, Illinois.

October 28, 2011
Softball Caps Fall Campaign against the Crimson Tide
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team put a lid on their fall campaign last week as they prepare for the 2012 season and look to continue their dominance in the Peach Belt Conference.

October 20, 2011
Join Saints Softball for November's Prospect Camp
The experienced staff will provide instruction to help you become a better softball player. College coaches from all levels will be attending this prospect camp in hopes of finding players that fit their program’s needs.

October 12, 2011
Sarah Phillips to Play for Team Canada in Pan American Games
DAHLONEGA, GA – Former North Georgia softball standout and current graduate assistant Sarah Phillips returns to the field this month as a member of the Canadian National Team at the Pan American Games.

October 5, 2011
Davenport Releases Softball Schedule for 2012 Season
DAHLONEGA, GA – After three straight trips to the NCAA Division II College World Series, head softball coach Mike Davenport has set his schedule for this upcoming spring season.

August 22, 2011
Softball Cancer Awareness Day Huge Success Again
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team hosted its sixth annual Cancer Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, taking on Georgia College & University as a capacity crowd was on hand for a doubleheader between the in-state rivals.

July 22, 2011
Megan Burke Named Softball Assistant Coach
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia Department of Athletics and head softball coach Mike Davenport have announced the addition of Megan Burke as the new assistant coach of the Saints softball team.