Kevin Caldwell threw eight strong innings, and the Piedmont College baseball team scored six runs in the sixth inning en rout to defeating Salisbury University 10-1 in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA South Regional Tournament on Wednesday. The win was only the second NCAA postseason victory in school history for the third-seeded Lions (31-13).
Piedmont will face second-seeded Shenandoah University in the winner's bracket.
FRYMAN: Truett-McConnell College baseball player Nick Fryman has been named an NCAA Second Team All American, announced this week. Fryman, a junior from Acworth, hit .371 with eight doubles, two triples, seven home runs and drove in 48 runs this season.
BRENAU TENNIS: The Brenau University tennis team defeated Vanguard University, 5-4, in the second round of the NAIA National Championship on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals.
NGCSU: Seven North Georgia softball players have been named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger All-Region team, announced Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Jessica Coan, Katherine Martin, Hilary Cox, Kasey Knight, and Ansley Williams all earned first-team honors, while Sarah Phillips and Pilar Harden were named to the second team.