March 9, 2009

Baseball Remains in Top 10, Ranked 7th Nationally

Complete Poll

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia baseball team remains in the top 10 as they find themselves #7 in the latest 2009 Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 Poll released Monday afternoon.

The Saints went 3-2 last week, splitting a two-game series during the week with Carson-Newman, before coming home and taking two out of three from in-state rival Columbus State University over the weekend.

With the Saints coming in at #7, this marks the 12th consecutive poll North Georgia has appeared in dating back to April 21, 2008 where they came in at #24.

North Georgia remains at the top of the Peach Belt Conference standings, posting a 7-2 mark through the first three weekends to hold a full game lead on Francis Marion University who is currently ranked #11 with a 6-3 conference mark. 

Coach Cantrell and his staff will welcome Catawba College to Bob Stein Stadium for single games on Tuesday and Wednesday before heading out of town for a three-game weekend series at Georgia College & State University.

The Catawba Indians are 9-5 overall and 4-1 in the South Atlantic Conference, having won six of their last seven contests, including a pair of wins at Carson-Newman last month.

GCSU will be ready to take on the Saints after North Georgia swept the Bobcats last season in Dahlonega. North Georgia also used extra innings to slip by GCSU 10-9 in the PBC Tournament last year and are 6-1 against the Bobcats in the last two seasons.