View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, April 24, 2009

24th April 2009, 06:42 AM
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1. De Weerdt and Sands Earn All-Conference Honors

[“It’s a very deserving award for both of them. They are probably the best doubles tandem I’ve had since I’ve been at Georgia Southern,” said head coach Justin Miles. “I’ve very proud of both of them, they’ve worked extremely hard to earn it.”]


2. Rolle Named to SoCon All-Conference Team

[Rolle’s all-conference nod marks the first all-conference honoree for head coach Amy Bonner in her five years at the helm of the women’s tennis program. “I am so proud of Melanie for gaining all-conference honors. It is so great that she was chosen to be recognized for her accomplishments at her singles position,” said Bonner.]


3. Trumbo Named Field Athlete of the Week

[Trumbo won the high jump and tied her regional qualifying mark of 1.75 meters from the Florida Relays. Trumbo continued her fine day with a sixth place finish in the javelin throw. She recorded a mark of 40.07 meters which ranks first in the SoCon. The award is Trumbo’s second of the season.]


4. Eagles Set to Face Davidson in Quarterfinal Round of SoCon Championship

[“We are looking forward to competing at the Southern Conference Tournament this weekend. We have been working hard and preparing for this tournament all year. We are looking again to give our seniors a memorable run at the Southern Conference Title,” said head coach Amy Bonner.]


5. Softball Heads to Chattanooga for a Critical SoCon Series

[The Georgia Southern softball team (22-19, 11-7) heads to Chattanooga Saturday to take on the Mocs (23-19, 12-2) in a critical Southern Conference series. The Eagles need four wins in the final two SoCon Series to secure a second place finish.]


6. Volleyball to Host Tournament and Alumni Game this Weekend

[Head coach Chad Callihan used the spring to improve on specific areas from the fall campaign. “We really wanted to improve our first contact; both with the serve and the pass. We really wanted to work on limiting our unforced errors as there were too many points that ended with us - we needed to work harder to make the opposing team earn their points. So one of the things we’ve really talked about is making sure we’re challenging the court more and not taking the hard shot as much.”]


7. Books for Baseball

[The "Books for Baseball" campaign takes place this year for the weekend series of May 2nd and 3rd when our baseball Eagles take flight against Furman. Fans receive free admission to the any or all of the games when they bring any new or used book as a donation.]


8. Track & Field Set to Host the SoCon Championships

[The Georgia Southern track & field team is hosting the 2009 Southern Conference Outdoor Championships and will look to bring home their second title in three years. The Eagles finished third last season and have only finished lower than third place twice in their history.]


9. Eagles host SoCon track championships

[“Having a facility that can handle all the events is the big thing,” said GSU coach Natalie Smith. “There’s a lot of people that have tracks, but they may not have the hammer rings, or the shot-put rings or they may not have jumping surfaces.”]


10. Savannah Eagle Club to meet today

[Georgia Southern football coach Chris Hatcher and new men's basketball coach Charlton Young will be the featured speakers at the Savannah Eagle Club's annual meeting tonight at 7 at the Johnny Harris Restaurant banquet facility on Victory Drive.]


11. Everett Teaford Leads the Way For Wilmington Blue Rocks In 4-3 Win Over Winston-Salem Dash

[Everett Teaford tossed seven strong innings in leading Wilmington to a 4-3 win over Winston-Salem in the Dash home opener on Thursday night at Wake Forest Baseball Park. Teaford (2-0) limited Winston-Salem (6-9) to two runs on six hits in seven innings in leading the Blue Rocks to the victory in game one of the four-game series.]


12. Akron Aeros Media Notes

[3B Niuman Romero led off the top of the seventh with a single to center however, and the Aeros caught a break when Senators second baseman Jemel Spearman bobbled a grounder from Nick Weglarz and could only get the out at first. That set the stage for Espino, who hammered an 0-1 fastball from reliever Zach Segovia into center field for the deciding run.]


13. Mosley trio sign Division I scholarship offers

[The right-handed Hess will play pitcher and outfield at Georgia Southern, the same positions he's accustomed to at Mosley. He also has been told he'll play early. "That's huge," Hess said. Hess is hitting .361 in 36 at-bats this season. He is 6-1 with 57 strikeouts and 17 walks in 41 2/3 innings. "Georgia Southern has been looking at me for a while," Hess said. "I'm going into a great baseball program and a great situation."]


14. King star Fitzpatrick signs with USF

[A 2,000 point career player, Fitzpatrick, rated one of the top players in Florida, signed with Georgia Southern and Coach Jeff Price in November, but Price resigned in March following an 8-22 season and Fitzpatrick had a change of heart. King's second all-time leading scorer, Fitzpatrick received numerous offers last summer after competing in various AAU tournaments, namely the AAU Nationals at Disney's Wide World of Sports and the Rumble in the Bronx with Team Stat. Before committing to Georgia Southern, he had 13 scholarship offers, which included Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Ole Miss and Tulane.


15. Just Win, Baby: The NFL Draft

[With a stockpile of chicken nuggets, statistical extracts, and copies of Maxim, you’re watching from the pregame show to the very last pick—at which point you hit the chat rooms to talk smack about “the kid from Georgia Southern who’s gonna be an effing monster.]