Ketner and Lyerly Take SAC Baseball Player of the Week Honors


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba College swept the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week awards as third baseman Craige Lyerly was named the Position Player of the Week and Blake Ketner was selected as the Pitcher of the Week.  It was announced by the league on Monday.

Lyerly enjoyed a record-setting week as #26 Catawba won five games, including a split with No. 1 Mt. Olive.  He provided the punch in the win over nation’s top team with six RBI, including a two-run single in the first and a three-run homer in the fourth for a 7-3 edge.  In Friday’s win over LMU, the sophomore set a school record by scoring six runs in the win, and on Saturday he tied a mark with two triples in a game and his trio of three-baggers on the week gives him a record seven on the season. 

Lyerly hit .542 with three homers over six games, including four multi-hit efforts and also provided 13 RBI and 12 runs scored.  For the season, Lyerly raised his average to .396 and stands second on the team with 44 RBI and 48 runs scored.

Ketner tossed a complete game shutout in the SAC victory over LMU on Saturday and also tossed four-innings of one-hit ball vs. No. 1 Mount Olive on Tuesday in a no-decision.  Combined, Ketner threw 11 innings, allowing just a single run on four hits to post a 0.82 ERA for the week’s work.  He allowed a mere eight base-runners in 11 innings as he walked two and hit two in addition to surrendering just the four hits.  Ketner improved to 5-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.72 as he tossed his second shutout of the season.

 The SAC Player of the Week is determined by a vote of the sports information directors in the league.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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

September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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

September 18

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

September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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

September 24

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

September 25

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

September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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

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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