SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Andy Moye of Georgia Southern and Chris Patterson of Appalachian State have been selected as the league's Co-Pitchers of the Week for all games from April 5-11. This is the second honor for the junior right-handed pitcher in two weeks from the league's office.
Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.) pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in Georgia Southern's 4-0 shutout of Elon on Sunday afternoon. The junior right-hander improved to 4-3 on the season as he scattered three hits, all singles, and only allowed one base runner to reach third base. Moye struck out eight Elon hitters as the Eagles became the first team to blank the Phoenix in a SoCon game since the conference foe joined the league in 2004.
Earlier in the season, Moye led the Eagles to their first shutout since 2007. The junior closed out the series against UNC Greensboro, holding the Spartans scoreless through eight innings while collecting a
career-high 13 strikeouts.
Metter tennis keeps rolling
The Metter girls continued their season-long tear on the tennis courts, improving to 10-0 on the season with a win over Calvary Day Tuesday.
Alex Hendricks remained undefeated on the year in singles play and notched a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
In doubles play, the combos of Faith Coleman and Abby Lanier (6-0, 6-3) and Ansley Bird and Beka Lee (6-0, 6-0) secured the win for the Lady Tigers.
With the win, Metter clinches a spot in the GHSA state tournament.
Today, Metter travels to Bacon Park in Savannah to take on Savannah Christian in the Region 3-A semifinals. The region finals will be held later this afternoon.
Screven Co. 13,Jefferson Co. 8
A pair of big innings earned Screven County a 13-8 victory over Jefferson County Tuesday night in Sylvania.
After a scoreless first inning, the Gamecocks (11-6, 6-0 Region 3-AA) exploded for five runs in the bottom of the second.
Jefferson clawed back into the game, taking a 6-5 lead in the top of the fifth.
Screven tied it in the bottom of the inning, then pushed across seven runs - all with two outs - in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
Deonte Badger earned the win for the Gamecocks and Joel Collins came in to slam the door in the seventh inning.
Dalton Mills led the offensive push for Screven with 3 RBIs and Daniel Griffin added two more.
In all, seven different Gamecocks collected hits on the night.
Screven now hits the road for a 5:30 p.m. matchup against Swainsboro Thursday.
Lady Hornets 3,Lady Gamecocks 0
With only 12 girls available to play, Screven County lost a tough one by a count of 3-0 against Savannah Country Day Tuesday evening in Sylvania.
Jessica Markovcic kept the Lady Gamecocks in the game with 15 saves, but three SCD goals in the final 20 minutes sealed the win.
With the loss, Screven drops to 6-8-1 on the season. Thursday, the Gamecocks travel to Brooklet to take on Southeast Bulloch at 5 p.m.
Region 3-AA tennis tournament
Both Screven County and Southeast Bulloch have their boys and girls in action at the Region 3-AA tennis tournament today in Vidalia.
The Lady Gamecocks are the No. 1 seed out of the ‘A' division and are favorites to win a title this season.
The Screven girls and boys both square off against Dublin at 4 p.m. at Toombs County High School while the SEB boys and girls both play against Vidalia at 4 p.m. at Vidalia High School.
SHS golf wins
The Statesboro boys golf team secured a victory in a three-way match against Effingham County and South Effingham Tuesday afternoon at Forest Heights Country Club.
The Blue Devils' combined score of 329 easily defeated both the Rebels (358) and Mustangs (382).
Statesboro's Walker Hill and Effingham's Wheaton Hall both fired 76's to tie for the low round of the day.
Other low scores for the Devils were Jordan Herrington (81), Hunter Collins (85), Chaz Shields (87) and Lex Womack (87).
Lady Devils 2,Lady Gators 1
Statesboro defeated Ware County 2-1 in a game that needed overtime to decide a winner Tuesday evening at Womack Field.
The Lady Blue Devils grabbed an early lead as Caroline Coffey found Taylor Sarrat for a goal, but Ware tied it up to force overtime.
With just two minutes remaining in overtime, Statesboro's Kristen Reichard was taken down in the Ware County box. Sarrat took the penalty kick and buried it into the back of the net.
Makayla Patterson, who was solid in goal for the Devils all night, had no problem holding off the Gators as the final minutes ticked away.
With the win, Statesboro improves to 9-5 overall and 7-3 in Region 2-AAAA. The Devils hit the road this Friday to take on Glynn Academy.
GSU cyclists seek division titles
The Georgia Southern Road cycling team will travel to Mars Hill in North Carolina April 16-18th in hopes of claiming podium spots in the Mens C, and Mens B divisions.
The Eagles have been racing since early January competing in over 21 races that have taken them all over the southeast. Georgia Southern currently competes against Division One and Division schools every weekend, and has posted some impressive results for 2009-2010.
The Eagles have junior Joseph Middleton leading the Division Two Mens B series, and Matt Gentry is currently in third place in Mens C division, only two points out of second with only the conference championships to go.
"It's been a long season that wears you out physically and mentally, and we are just extremely happy to have two members fight for the division titles" said Middleton.
Georgia Southern cycling has been growing in size every year and is hoping to become a dominate force year in and year out. The Eagles' road and mountain teams have recorded nine 1st place finishes, 22 top 3's, 10 top 5's, and 13 top 10's.