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Baseball Cracks Top 30, Lyerly and Smith Named SAC Players of the Week

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ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba College’s Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC/S. Stokes HS) have been named the South Atlantic Conference Baseball Position Player and Pitcher of the Week.  It was announced by league officials on Monday.

 Lyerly, a sophomore third-baseman, was the catalyst for Catawba as the Indians won four of five games last week.  He hit .609 over the five games, while scoring 11 runs and getting five RBI for the week, including a career-high four hits vs. Newberry.  His ninth inning leadoff triple help send the Wingate game to extra-inning and he scored the winning run after singling to open the 11th inning.

 For the season, Lyerly is hitting .529 and has scored 18 runs.  He also has three doubles, three triples and has stolen five bases.

 Smith tossed a complete-game shutout against St. Rose, allowing just five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. The senior also tossed a perfect inning of relief at Pfeiffer.

 On the season, Smith has yet to allow an earned run in 15 innings. He has surrendered eight hits with three walks and 15 strikeouts in three appearances on the mound.  The SAC Player of the Week is determined by a vote of the sports information directors in the league.

 Catawba also cracked the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 rankings for the first time this season.  Catawba is off to a 6-2 start to the season and play its home opener on Wednesday against Barton.  The Indians begin league play this weekend at home against Newberry with the opening game set for Friday night and a doubleheader for Saturday,

Collegiate Baseball Division II Poll
Rk. Team.                               Rec.         Pts.   -   Prv.
1.  Tampa                                6-0         480   -    1
2t. Ouachita Baptist                  6-0         456   -    3
2t. Mount Olive                        6-1         456  -     4
4.  Cal State Chico                   5-1        430    -   14
5.  West Alabama                     6-1         410     -  5
6.  Tusculum                             5-2        408    -   T11
7t. Franklin Pierce                     0-0         372   -    9
7t. Grand Valley State               0-0         372  -     10
9.  Armstrong Atlantic St.          6-0         360   -    17
10t. Delta State                         4-2        328    -   T7
10t. Southern Arkansas             7-1        328  -     NR
12.  Florida Southern                 4-3         284   -    19
13.  Georgia College & State     3-2         270   -    22
14.  UC San Diego                    7-2         264    -   T30
15.  Central Oklahoma               4-0         260   -    NR
16.  Emporia State                     0-0         242     -  16
17.  Columbus State                   4-3         236    -   25
18.  Montevallo                          5-0         230    -   15
19.  Minnesota State-Mankato    0-0        204   -    18
20.  Francis Marion                     7-1        160   -    24
21.  West Chester                       0-0         154     -  21
22.  Southern Indiana                  0-3         150    -   6
23.  SIU Edwardsville                 0-0        130    -   23
24t. Mesa State                          4-4         80     -    2
24t. California (PA)                    0-0        80   -      27
26.  USC Aiken                          4-2         70   -    T30
27.  North Alabama                    3-0         68   -     NR
28.  Ashland                               0-0         64   -      28
29t. CATAWBA                        5-2         28   -      NR
29t. Slippery Rock                      0-0         28   -      NR

Others Receiving Votes: Indianapolis 16, Wayne State (Neb.) 10, Shippensburg 10, Nebraska-Omaha 8, Adelphi 8, New Mexico Highlands 6, Bryant 6, Erskine 4, North Georgia 4, West Virginia State 2, Fort Hays State 1, Tarleton State 1, Angelo State, Abilene Christian 1, St. Mary’s (Texas) 1, Northern Kentucky 1, Barry 1, Nova Southeastern 1, Carson-Newman.

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC),

Calendar

«October 2018»
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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

3
October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

14
October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

15
October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC) 

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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