Mark Smith named SAC Baseball Position Player of the Week

ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba shortstop Mark Smith and Tusculum's Eric Butler have been named South Atlantic Conference Baseball Position Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, league officials announced Monday. Smith hit .400 for the week with 10 RBI in helping Catawba to a 5-0 record, including a weekend SAC sweep of Wingate. Against the Bulldogs, the Browns Summit, NC, native hit three home runs and accounted for eight RBI. He had a pair of home runs and six RBI in the opening-game win and added a two-run homer in a 4-3 win in game two. The 6-0 junior fielded 17 of 18 chances at shortstop. Butler pitcher tossed a two-hit shutout to pace the Pioneers to a 3-0 South Atlantic Conference win over Newberry College. The freshman hurler from Morristown, TN, went nine innings, walked one and struck out five in posting his second consecutive complete game victory. The East High School product retired the first 10 Newberry batters in order and allowed only two players to reach second all day. Butler has pitched 11 straight scoreless innings and has posted a 3.86 ERA while the opposition is hitting a mere .175 against him. The SAC position player and pitcher of the week are determined by a vote of the league's eight sports information directors. #####

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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