View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Wednesday, May 20, 2009

20th May 2009, 07:04 AM
Each day we strive to find article links involving Georgia Southern athletics and former Georgia Southern athletes. Should you find we missed an article link, please reply to help keep the Eagle Faithful informed:

1. Benedict, Mederos Named First Team All-SoCon by SCSMA

[Junior pitcher Chris Mederos (Valdosta/Gordon College) and senior Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody/St. Pius) were named First Team All-Southern Conference by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. The league office announced the selections on Tuesday (May 19).]


2. Volleyball Schedule Released for 2009

[“I think our schedule is a great fit for where we are at with our program. I think it presents some unique challenges. I’m excited about having two home tournaments and opening the season at home,” said second year head coach Chad Callihan. “I think we have some very strong competition on the schedule with Ohio State, Auburn and Wake Forest. We are playing a perennial top-25 contender in Colorado State - which should be a very fun trip for us. They historically draw very well in Fort Collins. I think it will give our girls a really unique opportunity to play in front of a packed house and gain some experience in that type of venue.”]


3. Athletic Media Relations Blog

[Sorry on the delay for writing the blog, I really believe this time of year you blink and two weeks go by. Patrick Osterman back on the computer, actually riding the bus heading up to Greenville for the SoCon Baseball Tournament.]


4. Eagles ready for Tourney

[“Obviously it was important to play well and have some momentum coming in here which we did,” said Georgia Southern coach Rodney Hennon. “We took care of what we needed to do to get the highest possible seed after Elon had clinched the regular season. It should help us out and give us some confidence come 9 a.m.”]


5. Kamppi closing GSU career playing key role

["Kyle's the type of guy, whatever role we ask him to do, he's always done what's best for the team," GSU coach Rodney Hennon said. "He's always gone out and competed for us. Last year was a situation where we had to use him as a starter. Then this year, with other guys stepping up in the starting rotation, it's been good for our team to be able to use him out of the bullpen."]


6. Southern Conference baseball tournament opens today at Fluor Field

[When Georgia Southern University and Davidson College face off at Fluor Field this morning, the game will mark the debut of the Southern Conference baseball tournament in Greenville.]

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20090520/SPORTS/305200003/1001/NEWS01/Southern+Conference+baseball+tournament+opens+toda y+at+Fluor+Field

7. Jones All-SoCon

[“It’s always good when you get recognition for a successful season,” said Jones, the Sumter native who is one of four Bulldogs on the first team. “I knew it was going to come down to me and the catcher from Georgia Southern (Griffin Benedict) and I just happened to win it. He’s a great player too.”]


8. Field of dreamers

[First-place Elon (23-4, 37-14, RPI 23) looks to be in good shape for an at-large bid, as does second-place Georgia Southern (20-8, 38-15, RPI 35) after its three-game sweep of Wofford (7-22, 17-32).]


9. Walden Struggles In Return, Loses To Cards

[Hearne had a string of seven consecutive outs going until Flint Wipke hit a pinch-hit single in the seventh with one out. Mount then lined a double to center bringing the Travs' only run across the plate.]


10. 'Put Erk in the Hall of Fame'

["I understand the rule but I don't agree with it when it comes to Coach Russell," stated former Georgia Southern quarterback Tracy Ham, who played for Russell on the 1985 and 86 NCAA championship teams. Ham was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. "His ability to impact a program as a coordinator and as a head coach, there's not other man in the country who's done what he's done."]


11. Michigan State tight end may transfer to CCU

[Michigan State tight end David Duran, a rising sophomore from Kell, has announced his intentions to transfer to a FCS school and has narrowed his choices to Coastal, Furman and Georgia Southern, Kell coach Derek Cook said Tuesday.]


12. Loss may lead to big win for Naples baseball

[Patton and Sadler have carried the load for the Naples High pitching staff all season. Patton, who has signed with the University of North Florida, has an earned run average of 0.89 in just under 71 innings pitched this year. Sadler, who has signed with Georgia Southern, has a 1.14 ERA in just under 55 innings.]