March 29, 2010

Bellavance Tabbed as Moe's Athlete of the Week

DAHLONEGA, GA - Kenny Bellavance has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after hitting .500 in four games last week the sports information office announced on Monday afternoon.

The Stone Mountain, Ga., native continued to make his case for PBC Freshman of the Year honors last week with nine hits, three runs scored, and three runs batted in as the freshman led the Saints to three wins and another weekend Peach Belt Conference series victory.

In a non-conference victory at West Georgia, he recorded a pair of hits and an RBI in a road victory, before coming home and recording seven hits against Lander University in a weekend set.

After going without a hit in the opener, Bellavance came alive in a Saturday doubleheader against the Bearcats, recording four hits with two runs scored in the opener, while notching three hits with a run scored in the nightcap.

He drove in a run in each of the final two games against Lander and currently sits at 18 runs batted in for the year, while raising his season average to .361 with four doubles and 27 runs scored. He is six-of-seven in stolen base attempts this season and has a fielding percentage of .986 patrolling the outfield for the Saints.

12th-ranked North Georgia returns to action on Tuesday evening, playing host to Anderson University with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m. at Bob Stein Stadium. The Saints broke out the bats earlier this season against the Trojans on the road, pounding Anderson 16-7 in South Carolina.

The Saints will then have their work cutout for them over the weekend with a three-game series at 8th-ranked Columbus State, as the Saints and Cougars battle in a Peach Belt Conference west division rivalry.