GC Softball Takes Player, Freshman of the Week for the Peach Belt

Senior Caroline Snider and Ariel Edenfield
Senior Caroline Snider and Ariel Edenfield

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its weekly honors for softball Monday, with Georgia College's Caroline Snider (Tennille) and Ariel Edenfield (Dublin) bringing in PBC Player and PBC Freshman of the Week, respectively.

Snider hit .500 in four games with a double and four RBIs.  The senior outfielder opened her week with a 4-for-4 outing against Newberry College, collecting a double and an RBI.  She was 2-for-4 in the second game with three more RBIs.  She went 2-for-4 in the second game at Georgia Southwestern State University, stealing two bases. For the week, she stole four bases without being caught and scored two runs.  Snider is currently third in the PBC with a .451 batting average and leads the league in triples, total bases and stolen bases.

Edenfield was effective all over the place in four games, picking up a win in the circle over Newberry College and hitting .308 for the week.  In the opener against the Wolves, the freshman pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings, allowing only four hits and striking out one.   She then had a hit and drove in a run in game two.  She was 3-for-7 in the doubleheader split at Georgia Southwestern State University, including an RBI in GC's 5-2 win Saturday.  Edenfield is tied for fifth in the PBC in RBIs and for ninth in doubles.

Snider brings in her second PBC Player of the Week honor this season, the first two-time honoree for GC Softball since 2009 when Sherquita Bostick picked up the honor three times.

This is the first such honor for Edenfield, as she is the first PBC Freshman of the Week for GC Softball since Jessie Morris April 30, 2018.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m., playing host to Anderson University.

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