March 10, 2010

Leslee Smith Tabbed as PBC Player of the Week

AUGUSTA, GA – Senior slugger Leslee Smith has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week after leading the Saints to another perfect weekend with doubleheader sweeps over Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke.

Smith hit .364 last week with three home runs, 10 runs batted in, and three runs scored as the top-ranked Saints stayed undefeated on the season and rolled to a 4-0 mark over the weekend in Peach Belt Conference action.

Smith opened the weekend against Francis Marion and exploded in game one of a doubleheader, launching a pair of two-run homers to single-handedly beat the Patriots 6-0, while in the nightcap she drove in a run as North Georgia rolled to the series sweep.

At UNC Pembroke, the senior drove in a run in the opener, while belting her third homer of the weekend in the second game, a grand slam to send the Saints to a 9-3 victory. Smith had an on-base percentage of .429 and a slugging percentage of 1.273.

For the second straight week and first time in school history, the North Georgia softball team was selected as the No. 1 team in the land in consecutive weeks, this time receiving all 16 first-place votes to become the unanimous team atop the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll on Tuesday afternoon.

North Georgia will hit the road again four their next four games, traveling to St. Augustine, Florida, to take on new-league member Flagler College in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon with the first game slated for 1:00 p.m.

The Saints then travel to Armstrong Atlantic for a Tuesday afternoon double dip with the Pirates, before returning home for 10 straight games, including doubleheaders against No. 11 Alabama-Huntsville, and No. 12 Augusta State.