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February 5, 2013

May makes immediate impact for North Georgia

MOULTRIE — Freshman Meagan May went 4-for-10 with a pair of walks and three stolen bases for the 12th-ranked North Georgia women’s softball team in the season-opening PBC-SSC Challenge held last weekend in Columbus.

The former Lady Packer went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in the Saints 5-2 win over St. Leo and was 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in a 5-3 win over Florida Tech.

May batted second and played center field as the Saints won three of their four games in the event.

North Georgia will play next when it hosts the Captain D’s Classic beginning on Saturday.

Of this and that:

• Former Packer Andrew Harvin played both doubles and singles as the Valdosta State men’s tennis team opened its season with a 5-4 loss to USC-Aiken at home on Friday.

Harvin, a freshman, and Joachim Schemm fell 4-8 at No. 3 doubles. Harvin also was defeated by Bruno Orlandini 1-6, 0-6, at No. 6 singles.

The Blazers will play host to Georgia College on Wednesday.

• Freshman Kwante’sha Love has played in 16 of the 3-17 Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team’s games this season and has two starts.

The former Lady Packer is averaging seven minutes a game.

• Ann-Perry Blank finished fourth on 1-meter with a 258.20 and was fourth on 3-meter with a 292.85 as the University of Georgia swimming and diving team defeated South Carolina and Alabama on Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the SEC.

• Defending ACC baseball champion Georgia Tech will open its 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15, with a three-game home series against Akron.

Sophomore Cole Pitts is expected to be one of the Yellow Jackets top three starters after going 6-4 with a 4.50 ERA and a save as a freshman last year.

The 6-foot-5, 232-pound former Packer started 13 games, second-most on the team, last year.

• Matt Creech, Pitts’s former Colquitt County High teammate, is expected to be contributor this season at Charlotte.

Last year’s Region 1-AAAAA Player of the Year for the Packers is an infield candidate for the Division I 49ers, who play in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Charlotte, which went 21-32 last season, will open Feb. 15 with a four-game series at home against Delaware State.

• The Valdosta State men’s golf team, which includes former Packers Clarke Hendrick, a senior, and John Fordham, a sophomore, will open its 2013 spring season next Monday in the Matlock Collegiate in Lakeland, Fla.

• The Darton College men’s golf team, which includes freshman Von Stripling , another former Packer, is playing in the Titan Winter Invitational at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Fla., this week.

• Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame member Vanessa Taylor left the strong program she had built at Johnson C. Smith University to take over struggling North Carolina Central University program this year and the Eagles are still looking for their first victory of the 2012-2013 season.

NCCU, now 0-20, traveled to take on Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday.

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