Baker Heads List of Five Catawba Players on SAC Baseball All-Tournament Team


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba placed five players on the South Atlantic Conference Baseball All-Tournament Team.  Earning honors as voted on by the coaches were Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS), Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS), Matt Kepley (Greensboro, NC/Ragsdale HS), Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) and Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC/S. Stokes HS). 

Baker, a senior second baseman, continued his stellar season as he hit .500 (12-of-24) over the Tribe’s five games and rapped out seven doubles.  He became the 10th person in school history to get three two-baggers in one game in the win over Lenoir-Rhyne.  He also had seven RBI and scored seven runs.

Query, a junior catcher, also hit .500 with four RBI.  Kepley, a senior outfielder, batted .409 with four RBI.  He had four doubles and a home run. 

Hatley, a sophomore, had an outstanding tournament at the plate and on the mound.  He batted .353 while tossing seven and a third innings without allowing a run.  He surrendered just two hits, struck out four and walked none.  Hatley picked up a save in the win over Lenoir-Rhyne. 

Smith, a senior, returned to the mound after being out for three weeks and earned a win and a save.  He totaled eight innings and posted a 2.25 ERA.  Smith allowed nine hits and struck out four.

Tusculum placed six on the team, led by tournament MVP Maikol Gonzalez.  He was joined by Rob Currie, Eric Donohue, Boo Morrow, Paul Finger and Sean Cotten.  Brett Hontz, from Carson-Newman, also made the team as did Wingate’s Nick Siega-Riz and Scott Kelly.  Newberry’s Casio Grider rounded out the squad.

Others from Catawba who enjoyed outstanding weekends, included Bubba Morris (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS), David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC/Ledford HS) and Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS).  Morris hit .368, collected three doubles, drove in six runs and scored seven times.  Thomas and Sands each hit .333.  Sands led the tournament with three home runs and eight RBI, while Thomas had a pair of homers and scored a tourney high eight runs.

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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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Soccer (M) Team Photo