February 8, 2010

Softball Program Set to Host Captain D's Classic

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The 2nd-ranked North Georgia softball team is set to host the program’s annual Captain D’s Classic over the weekend at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium, welcoming three teams to town for eight games over a two-day period.

Play will start on Friday, February 12, at 12:00 p.m., one of four games on Friday, before four more games on Saturday are slated to start at 10:00 a.m. Delta State, Northern Kentucky, and Valdosta State will all travel to Dahlonega and each compete in four games.

The #2 Saints will take on Northern Kentucky and Delta State once, while opposing 6th-ranked Valdosta State twice, matching up against the Blazers with a game each day. Last season, North Georgia traveled to Valdosta State the first week of the season and swept the Blazers in a hotly contested doubleheader that turned out to be a pair of one-run games. North Georgia has opened the season 4-0 and will look to stay hot over the weekend in four home games.

Valdosta State enters the weekend as the #6 team in country after advancing to the South Super Regional last season and falling to national finalists and #1 ranked Alabama-Huntsville. The Blazers are 2-0 to start the season after a convincing two-game road sweep of Flagler College.

Northern Kentucky has high expectations for the 2010 season after surprising the field and capturing the 2009Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. April Ehlers returns to the circle for the Norse after recording over 250 strikeouts last season and recording 19 victories.

Delta State has been picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference West Division after a 27-24 season a year ago. Three Lady Statesmen were named to the Gulf South All-Conference team after the 2009 squad finished 15-15 in league action. Delta State returns nine players from a year ago as the program will open their season on Wednesday afternoon against Louisiana State University Alexandria.

Follow all eight tournament games with live stats at SaintsSports.com, and follow North Georgia games with live audio at the home of the Saints.


Friday, February 12, 2010

12:00 PM | Delta State vs. Northern Kentucky | Live Stats

2:00 PM | North Georgia vs. Northern Kentucky | Live Stats | Live Audio

4:00 PM | Delta State vs. Valdosta State | Live Stats

6:00 PM | North Goergia vs. Valdosta State | Live Stats | Live Audio


Saturday, February 13, 2010

10:00 PM | Delta State vs. Northern Kentucky | Live Stats

12:00 PM | North Georgia vs. Delta State | Live Stats | Live Audio

2:00 PM | Northern Kentucky vs. Valdosta State | Live Stats

4:00 PM | North Georgia vs. Valdosta State | Live Stats | Live Audio