January 15, 2005
Baseball picked to win 2005 SAC CrownROCK HILL, SC Catawba College, which won the 2004 South Atlantic championship and Food Lion SAC Tournament, is expected to continue its winning ways. The Indians have been picked to win the 2005 championship in a vote by the leagues eight head baseball coaches. Catawba received six first-place votes and a total of 57 points. The Indians placed five players on the preseason All-Conference Team, which was also announced. Second baseman Matt Baker and designated hitter Jimbo Davis, who had 13 home runs last year, are returning First Team All-Conference selections and start the year on the Preseason First Team. Pitcher Matt Fairweather, who went 9-3 last year with 69 strikeouts, shortstop Mark Smith, who hit .321 and 12 home runs last year, and outfielder Thomas Giles, who hit 283 with 11 home runs, were all named to the First Team. The 2005 baseball season begins on Friday, February 4th as the Indians will take on Barton at 6pm on day one of the 2005 Dick Williams Classic. The season wraps up April 21-24 with the 2005 Food Lion SAC Baseball Tournament, which will be held at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN and Carson-Newman Colleges Silver Diamond Complex in Jefferson City, TN. 2005 SAC BASEBALL COACHES POLL Pl School Pts. 1. Catawba College (6) 57 2. Tusculum College (1) 55 3. Carson-Newman College (1) 47 4. Wingate University 42 5. Lenoir-Rhyne College 30 6. Presbyterian College 28 7. Newberry College 19 8. Mars Hill College 10 2005 PRESEASON SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM FIRST TEAM Catcher Jeff Mayo, Mars Hill Pitcher Matt Fairweather, Catawba Pitcher Chad Gillis, Carson-Newman Pitcher Eric Butler, Tusculum 1st base Matt Sigmon, Lenoir-Rhyne 2nd base Matt Baker, Catawba Shortstop Mark Smith, Catawba 3rd base Skip Talarek, Tusculum Outfield Thomas Giles, Catawba Outfield Nathan Gravley, Carson-Newman Outfield Matt Wiley, Lenoir-Rhyne Designated hitter Jimbo Davis, Catawba SECOND TEAM Catcher Robert Rodebaugh, Presbyterian Pitcher Mat Galens, Tusculum Pitcher Wes Hill, Tusculum Pitcher Kenny Lewis, Tusculum 1st base Adam Hicks, Tusculum 2nd base T.J. Graves, Carson-Newman Shortstop Jonathan Mary, Carson-Newman 3rd base Tim Bowman, Wingate Outfield Matt Russell, Mars Hill Outfield Brian Chapman, Carson-Newman Outfield Lane Strobel, Mars Hill Designated hitter George Hanger, Tusculum 1
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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