Buck named Preseason All-Conference

AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern junior Gabby Buck was named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference softball preseason All-Conference team on Wednesday afternoon.  

Buck, a catcher/outfielder, led the Lady Hurricanes in most offensive categories in 2010, including: batting average (.355), runs (36), hits (54), doubles (15), total bases (81), slugging percentage (.533), and on-base percentage (.424).

The Sharpsburg native hit .360 with runners in scoring position and was 3-for-4 with the bases loaded, earning postseason All-Conference honors for the second-consecutive year. 

Buck started all 51 games and held her own on the defensive side, as well, compiling a .987 fielding per­centage, while committing only one error all season.

The 2011 preseason All-Conference team is listed below.  The 2011 season begins on Feb. 4 and continues to the PBC Tournament April 15-17 at the Freedom Florence Complex in Florence, S.C.

2011 Peach Belt Conference
Softball Preseason All-Conference Team

1b – Katherine Martin, North Georgia
2b – April Jowers, Armstrong Atlantic State
3b – Baillie Temples, Armstrong Atlantic State
SS – Holly Berry, UNC Pembroke
C – Ashley Buckett, Armstrong Atlantic State
OF – Gabby Buck, Georgia Southwestern
OF – Pilar Harden, North Georgia
OF – Kristen Jones, Augusta State
OF – Michelle Phillips, Francis Marion
P – Sarah Phillips, North Georgia
P – Kelly Riddick, Flagler
DP – Loren Bartz, UNC Pembroke
UT – Shelby Duff, Armstrong Atlantic State