Two Pirates Receive Awards From Carolina Classic
Feb. 12, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C.- Junior Paige Baggett and freshman Charina Sumner were named to the Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team after helping the Pirates win three of four games in Chapel Hill, N.C. Baggett had a career-high day against the College of Charleston, hitting a grand slam and a home run, while driving in six runs. Sumner hit a home run in her collegiate debut and started all four games for the Pirates.
Baggett, a Winterville, N.C. native, batted .500 with eight RBI and three home runs over the weekend. The three home runs were one shy of her career total, spanning two seasons.
Sumner, a freshman from Kailua, Hawaii, led the Pirates in runs with five and had a batting average of .417. She was second on the team in total bases with eight.
"I was really pleased with Paige's power numbers over the weekend," said head coach Tracey Kee. "She really stepped into the clean-up spot and drove in runs when we needed them."
"Charina was an exceptional lead-off hitter for us," explained Kee. "She did what we needed her to do, which was get on base, hit for power, hit for average and really just be that catalyst at the top of the lineup."
The Pirates will resume action this Friday, as they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to play Michigan at 9 a.m. in the FAU Dunkin' Donuts Classic hosted by FAU.