College Spotlight: Webb, former Habersham softball standout, wins Peach Belt Player of the Week
Not long ago, Georgia Webb was wreaking havoc on opposing pitchers while donning the Orange and Blue of a Habersham Central jersey. Fast forward four years, she’s continued to do the same for Young Harris, as the senior closes in on the finish line of her playing career for the Mountain Lions.
The Lady Raiders great (class of 2014) was just named the Peach Belt Player of the Week after hitting .429 in a four-game stretch in which Young Harris went 3-1. The outfielder/infielder recorded a hit in each game, including a pair of multi-hit performances. The award comes after she belted her third homerun of the season against West Georgia (giving her a new single-season career high), and notched five RBI on the week, striking out just once in 14 at-bats.
Webb had a stellar 2015 freshman campaign, putting up career-highs in average (.342), RBI (29), runs scored (24) and doubles (11). Her average dipped significantly the following season (.264) before steadily rising (.267 as a junior; .386 as a senior).
This season has been her best work to date. She’s hitting .386 with three homeruns, 25 RBI and 19 runs scored, adding 11 doubles. That leaves her just five RBI, six runs and one double shy of setting new career highs.
The biology major was a stellar player for Habersham Central, being named all-region first team in 2011 and 2013, while being named to the second team in 2010. Her 2013 season saw the lefty hit .489 with a pair of homers and 15 RBI, adding 10 doubles and two triples. She was equally impressive in the field that year, sporting a .961 fielding percentage.
Webb is a BLITZ Hall of Fame member (Class of 2017), and was the 2013 BLITZ Player of the Year as a senior, leading the Lady Raiders and coach Stephanie Thomas to the state playoffs after a 15-win season.