2008 Region 17 League Champions

April 18, 2011

Former GPC ace Hobbs keeps on starring at Charleston Southern

Former Georgia Perimeter ace pitcher Kimberly Hobbs continues to show her stuff at Charleston Southern University.

She struck out 12 in six innings of relief to earn recognition as CSU’s Athlete of the Week.

In a doubleheader against Winthrop, Hobbs struck out seven batters in three innings of the first game, earning a save, then struck out five in two innings of the second game, earning a victory.

With those whiffs, she has 106 for the season the first time that two Charleston Southern pitchers have had more than 100 in the same season.

As a freshman with the Jaguars, Hobbs went 18-9 with a 2.64 ERA. As a sophomore, she was 15-8 with a 2.21 ERA and was selected second-team All-Region. In her first season at Charleston Southern, she set the school and Big South Conference single-season records for fewest walks allowed per seven innings, 0.64, a mark that was second in the nation in 2010.

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October 7, 2010

Ex-Jaguar Hobbs moves into record book at Charleston Southern

Kimberly Hobbs, who helped establish the tradition of great pitching at Georgia Perimeter College, has moved into the record book in NCAA Division I.

Kimberly Hobbs

After starring for the Jaguars in 2008 and 2009, Hobbs moved to Charleston Southern University and set the school and Big South Conference single-season records for fewest walks allowed per seven innings, 0.64. The figure was second in the nation in 2010.

Hobbs, from Brookstone High School in Columbus, made 21 starts for the Bucs and finished 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 130 2/3 innings. The righthander had nine complete games and one shutout, 6-0 over Virginia Tech on March 14. Her victory total led the vastly improved Bucs, who finished 30-28-1.

At GPC, Hobbs had a chance to compete against SEC and ACC teams during fall scrimmages. As a freshman with the Jaguars, she was 18-9 with a 2.64 ERA. As a sophomore, she was 15-8 with a 2.21 ERA and was selected second-team All-Region before signing a full two-year scholarship to play at Charleston Southern.

Both of Hobbs’ Jaguar teams won the regular-season title in the Georgia College Athletic Association, also known as Region 17 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Hobbs is majoring in kinesiology with plans to become a physical therapist.

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