February 9, 2010

Phillips Honored as Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week

AUGUSTA, GA – North Georgia softball standout pitcher Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week announced this afternoon by the league office. 

This marks the fifth time Phillips has been named the PBC pitcher of the week, earning the award the first week of the season during her freshman campaign, three times last season, and once again the opening week of the year in 2010.

The junior was nearly unhittable in three appearances last weekend at the Aiken Early Bird Tournament, tossing 14.1 innings and allowing just five hits and no earned runs while striking out 22 batters.

The Powell, Ohio, native picked up complete game victories in each of North Georgia’s first two wins of the season, starting off against Mount Olive and recording the 5.0 inning complete game win, allowing one hit and no earned runs while striking out seven.

She then blanked Erskine, giving up four hits and striking out nine Flying Fleet batters. Phillips saw action in the Saints’ final game of the weekend against Chowan, coming on in relief and striking out six batters and not allowing a hit in 2.1 innings of work out of the pen. Opponents combined to hit just .100 over the weekend against the First-Team All-American.

North Georgia returns to action next weekend, playing host to the Captain D’s Classic at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium as the Saints will oppose Northern Kentucky and Delta State in singles games, while taking on 7th-ranked Valdosta State for a pair of games in a battle of top 10 ranked teams.