Former Lee County star and Georgia Southern catcher Chase Griffin picked up the conference's top two freshman honors this week in a clean sweep of the awards.
STATESBORO — One day after being named the coaches’ pick for Freshman of the Year, former Lee County star Chase Griffin was named the Southern Conference’s Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s Sports Media Association. Griffin is the fourth Eagle to earn the award and the first since Brett Lewis in 1999.
After leading all freshman in Division I in home runs for most of the season, the freshman catcher was the first Georgia Southern freshman to hit 10 home runs in a season since Steve Walson hit 12 in 1996.
Griffin finished the regular season second on the team with a .306 batting average and started in 46 games behind the plate.
The Georgia Southern Baseball team will make its 21st straight appearance in the Southern Conference Tournament today. The Eagles will face Elon in their first game at 1 p.m. today.
DARTON ANNOUNCES ANNUAL BASEBALL CAMP:
ALBANY — The Darton College baseball team, which is coming off a record-setting season for wins in a year, is set to hold its annual baseball camp May 29-June 1 for kids ages 6-12.
The fee to participate is $100 per child and the camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day during those dates.
To register, call (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-3726, or for more information call (229) 317-6457.