February 23, 2009

Saints Break Into Top 10 in Latest NCAA DII Poll

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team has moved up three spots to #10 in the latest 2009 Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 Poll released Monday afternoon.

The Saints continue to make history as they move into the nation’s top 10, the highest ranking for any program at North Georgia since the institution entered the NCAA in the fall of 2005.

Coming off a three-game weekend sweep of the Pacers to open Peach Belt Conference play, the Saints have now won six straight games on the campus of USC Aiken, dating back to the sweep of the PBC Tournament last season.

In their fourth season in the Peach Belt Conference, this marks the first year that North Georgia has opened conference play with a perfect 3-0 record. The Saints sit at 8-4 overall and will take on the University of Montevallo (11-4) Wednesday afternoon before hosting 22nd-ranked Lander University (10-3) for a three-game series over the weekend.

North Georgia has already completed a pair of three-game sweeps this season, something they managed to do just three times all of last year. North Georgia is 5-4 against Lander since entering the PBC, with both teams completing a three-game sweep on their home field in 2006 and 2007.

With the Saints coming in at #10, this marks the 10th consecutive poll North Georgia has appeared in dating back to April 21, 2008 where they came in at #24.

The Saints are the highest ranked PBC team in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 with GCSU moving up nine spots to come in at #18, while Lander University stays put at #22, and Francis Marion sneaks into the poll at #29 after receiving votes last week.