English, Hager Honored By GCAA

Thursday's home DH with LaGrange has been postponed due to the rainy forecast and rescheduled for April 1 at 3 p.m. (Photo by Village Photography)
Thursday's home DH with LaGrange has been postponed due to the rainy forecast and rescheduled for April 1 at 3 p.m. (Photo by Village Photography)

BARNESVILLE, Ga. -- Gordon State College Softball swept the weekly honors in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA Region 17) as sophomore outfielder Makenzie English (Williamson, Ga. / Pike County HS) was named Player-of-the-Week and freshman pitcher Faith Hager (Conyers, Ga. / Heritage HS) was selected Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played February 3-9.

English had a .556 batting average with four hits, five runs and three RBI in four games this past week in the Visit Dothan (Ala.) Invitational. English had one triple out of her four hits and added a stolen base while recording three putouts from her left field position.

English is currently hitting .462 on the season with a .615 slugging percentage.

Hager was 1-1 in Dothan and picked up the 8-4 complete-game victory over No. 18 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (Ala.).

Hager finished with 13.1 innings pitched with four earned runs, nine strikeouts, four walks and 4.72 earned-run average.

Hager currently has a 1-2 record with a 4.20 ERA while striking out 24 batters in 21.2 innings pitched. 

The Gordon State College Department of Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA).  Gordon State College competes in NJCAA Division I in the sports of Women's Soccer (Fall), Men's Basketball (Fall/Spring), Softball (Spring) and Baseball (Spring).  Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Ga., approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta and 35 miles northwest of Macon.  Gordon State College offers both two-year and four-year degree programs and believes that our Athletics program provides student-athletes with the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically and in life after their time as a Highlander.  You can follow GSC Athletics at www.gscathletics.com, on Facebook (@GordonStateCollege #GSCHighlandersForward), on Twitter (@GordonState) and Instagram (gordon_state).