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

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

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

«September 2017»
1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

2
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

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

456
September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

78
September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
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

10
September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

1112131415
September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

16
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

1718
September 18

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

19
September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

2122
September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

23
September 23

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

24
September 24

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

25
September 25

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

26
September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

2829
September 29

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

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

30
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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