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Matt Smith named SAC Player of Week, Baseball moves to #5 in nation


   ROCK HILL, SC --  Catawba catcher Matt Smith and Carson-Newman pitcher Derrick Calkin have been named the South Atlantic Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week.  It was announced by league officials on Monday.  It marked the second honor of the season for Smith, who has helped Catawba to a 28-5 record and a #5 national ranking.    Catawba senior, Matt Smith hit a whopping .706 for the week with 11 RBI’s and 12 runs scored.  Smith went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and 4 RBIs in a win over Shippensburg and added three hits in games against St. Andrews and the final Newberry contest.

    For the week, Smith was 12-for-17 with five doubles and a home run and stole three bases.  The Indians catcher improved his team-leading average to .467 while he also leads the team with 39 RBI’s, 47 runs scored, and 21 doubles.

    Carson-Newman’s Derrick Calkin struck out five Bear batters and walked only one in a complete-game win against Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday. Calkin gave up only six hits and drove in two runs to help his own cause. The Carson-Newman senior also batted .320 with nine RBI’s and a homerun for the week. For the season, Calkin is 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA, 23 strikeouts, and only four walks in 39 innings.

    The SAC Players of the Week are determined by a vote of the eight sports information directors in the league.

Collegiate Baseball Poll
March 20, 2006
1. Tampa, 22-3
2. Georgia College & St, 24-4
3. Abilene Christian, 21-4
4. Cal State Chico, 20-6
5. CATAWBA, 28-5
6. West Virginia State, 13-2
7t. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 22-3
7t. Franklin Pierce, 12-1
9. Emporia State, 17-4
10. USC Aiken, 23-6
11t. Central Missouri St., 16-5
11t. Grand Valley State, 13-3
13. Ashland, 16-3
14. West Alabama, 22-8
15. Columbus State, 20-9
16. Lynn, 20-6
17. Francis Marion, 19-8
18. Armstrong Atlantic St., 22-3-1
19. Carson-Newman, 23-9
20. Delta State, 19-9
21. Florida Gulf Coast, 21-5
22. Florida Southern, 19-11
23. Lincoln Memorial, 18-8
24. UC San Diego, 16-11
25. Lander, 20-8
26. Fort Hays State, 21-5
27t. Tusculum, 21-8-1
27t. Colorado State Pueblo, 20-4
29t. Quincy, 11-6
29t. SIU Edwardsville, 13-6-1
29t. Kutztown, 11-7
29t. UMass-Lowell, 8-2
29t. Mount Olive, 20-9

Others Receiving Votes: Ouachita Baptist,8, St. Mary’s (Texas) 6, Nova Southeastern 6, North Alabama 6, Cal State Los Angeles 6, Sonoma State 4, St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 2, Northern Kentucky 2, Erskine 2, Minnesota State Mankato 1, Wayne State (Neb.) Mansfield 1, Slippery Rock 1.

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

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September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

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September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

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September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

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September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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