April 12, 2010

Phillips Picks Up Weekly Award One More Time

AUGUSTA, GA – Right-handed hurler Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week announced this afternoon from the league office, the final weekly awards of the 2010 season.

Phillips picks up the weekly honor for the fourth time this season and the eighth time in her career. She grabbed the award the first week of the season, and followed with the honor in week’s three and eight, before rounding out the year with the award once again in the 10th and final week.

The Powell, Ohio, native continued her domination last week with four more wins and a 0.28 earned run average in 25.1 innings of work. The junior led North Georgia to their second straight Peach Belt Conference regular season championship with 28 strikeouts and allowed just 16 hits in four conference games. 

In a pair of wins over Columbus State, Phillips tossed a complete-game shutout in the opener with 11 strikeouts, while tossing 4.1 innings in the nightcap with five punch outs as the Saints clinched the PBC title. At GCSU, she claimed two more wins to push her win total to 32, the best mark in the nation.

She recorded two more complete games, not allowing an earned run in the opener and tossing another shutout in the finale, while striking out 12 in the doubleheader sweep. Phillips currently has an earned run average of 0.80 with 220 strikeouts in 211.0 innings of work.

The Saints return to action on Wednesday evening, welcoming Lander University to town for senior day and North Georgia’s final regular season games of the year. First pitch against the Bearcats is set for 5:00 p.m. at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.