View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Tuesday, July 28, 2009

28th July 2009, 06:43 AM
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1. Three Eagles Named Football Preseason All-SoCon

[Georgia Southern Football received one first-place vote and is picked to finish fifth in the Southern Conference according to the 2009 coaches preseason poll. In addition, three Eagles were selected preseason All-SoCon. The league office announced the preseason information on Monday (July 27).]


2. Six National Championships Highlighted on ESPN 'College Football Live'

[Looking for the most national championships in the state of Georgia? There’s no need to look any further than Georgia Southern University. The six national championship flags that fly over Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia, are the most of any Division I football-playing institution in the state, even though the modern era program has only been in existence for 28 years. ESPN’s ‘College Football Live’ has been covering the successful football programs in its 50 state tour this summer and Adrian Peterson’s ‘The Run,’ the celebration of the 1999 national championship and former Eagle head coach Paul Johnson all had appearances during the special program that aired today.]


3. Summer Baseball Update

[Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody, Ga.) was recently promoted to AAA after only two months in the minor leagues and made his debut for the Portland Beavers on July 26th. “I am excited for the opportunity to move up and learn from these more experienced players. I am learning a lot and am enjoying getting to see how these guys play,” said Benedict.]


4. Staunton Braves clinch division with help from Covington errors

[Benedy Mejia was the tough luck loser for the Lumberjacks. Mejia allowed only four hits through the first eight innings before Todd Brazeal was hit by a pitch and Kyle Blackburn singled to chase him from the contest with one out in the ninth.]


5. P-Nats open homestand with win

[Myrtle Beach (14-17, 39-59) made it 5-1 in the fifth when Chris Shehan laced a double to left, took third on a sacrifice bunt, and came home when Lee lofted a sacrifice fly to center, despite a terrific over-the shoulder catch by Francisco Plasencia.]


6. Mendoza, Travs beat Drillers for series split

[In the eighth frame, the Travs added to their lead with Shane Reynolds pitching, with Flint Wipke started a rally with a walk and stolen base (2), then advancing to third on a passed ball. Statia got an RBI-single on a ball hit hard at the third baseman, then scored from first on Bourjos' league-leading 11th triple of the year, putting the Travs up 7-2 going into the ninth.]


7. Jeff Mandel shines in AA debut for Senators

["I didn't know [what to expect]," said shortstop Jemel Spearman, who backed Mandel's effort with four RBIs. "So I asked [catcher] Luke [Montz] before the game, and he told me he throws a lot of sinkers. So we expected a lot of ground balls."]


8. UGA fans get inside dish from coaches

[Fox got a strong ovation for this line: “There’s 50 stars on the flag. There’s one for Georgia. It’s not for Georgia Tech or Georgia State or Georgia Southern.”]