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March 24, 2014

Blazers Extend Streak With 8-0 Win Over CBU


VALDOSTA — The final two runs of the game came in the bottom of the fourth, when Altman struck again to yank a two-run homer into the parking lot beyond left field and give the Blazers an 8-0 lead. The long ball was the Blazer shortstop's second of the day, her third of the weekend, and her 12th of the season.

Altman's efforts at the plate this year place her among the GSC leaders in several offensive categories, including batting average (.402, tied for 5th), hits (47, 3rd), runs scored (39, 2nd), RBI's (41, 2nd), doubles (10, tied for 2nd), home runs (12, 3rd), and total bases (93, 2nd).

In the midst of the big hits on the weekend, Chelsea Canara, Hannah Strickland, and Heather Robinson have done damage of their own at the plate and have seen their averages quietly ascend to .398, .326, and .278, respectively.

The special performance that Albritton assembled in the past five games is, admittedly, difficult to describe with just words. Since the start of the double header against Miles last Tuesday, the Sycamore, Ga. native hit safely ten times in 13 at bats (.769), with seven of those hits being home runs. The remaining three hits consisted of a double and two singles. During that same stretch, she drove in 13 runs, scored ten times, tallied 32 bases, and put up a slugging percentage of 2.462.

The Blazers will aim to continue their winning ways next weekend, when the team loads up and takes off for Jackson, Tenn. to visit the Union Bulldogs. The series begins with a double header on Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. EST, and concludes with a series finale that is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 30th.

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