Posted: Monday, May 5th 2014 at 4:14pm
Gainesville's Carpenter honored by Georgia baseball during Alumni Day
By staff reports
Cris Carpenter received an Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award during the 2014 Lettermen's Day at Foley Field Saturday, May 3 before the Georgia-South Carolina baseball game. Bulldog legend and NFL and College Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi along with Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin presented the award to Carpenter. / photo: University of Georgia sports information department
ATHENS -- Former Georgia All-America pitcher Cris Carpenter was among the award recipients during the annual Bulldog Baseball Alumni Day celebration Saturday in front of a sellout Foley Field crowd of 3,256.
Carpenter received an Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award. A three-year letterman in the mid 1980s, Carpenter starred at Foley Field and Between The Hedges. He was talented enough to have offers to pitch in the Major Leagues and punt in the NFL. A two-time All-American and Golden Spikes nominee, he helped Georgia to its first College World Series in 1987 and tallied 33 Saves in his career. A first round draft pick of St. Louis in 1987, he played eight years in the Major Leagues.
Currently, Carpenter teaches and coaches baseball at Gainesville High School.
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