AUGUSTA, Ga. – Outfielder Jake Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) of the Georgia College baseball team (21-9, 10-5 PBC) was named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Sandlin powered the Bobcats to three victories at Pfeiffer this weekend, hitting 9-for-18 (.500) with seven RBI and seven runs scored. The freshman outfielder set the table well at the leadoff spot, ripping five doubles and a home run for a .944 slugging percentage. Sandlin had three hits in each of the three games at Pfeiffer, his most impressive effort coming in Sunday's 10-5 victory, where he went 3-for-5 with four RBI, two runs, a pair of doubles and a home run. Sandlin ranks 10th in the PBC in slugging at .618.
The PBC Freshman of the Week honor was created in 2009. Sandlin marks the second Bobcat to take the weekly award and the first since Matthew Robinson Feb. 8, 2011.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m., hosting Toccoa Falls College. Tuesday will serve as Georgia College's annual "Miracle League Day" raising funds and awareness for the baseball league for children with mental and physical disabilities.
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