Baseball to Tangle With Carson-Newman in SAC Tourney Opener


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba will face a rematch with Carson-Newman in its opening game of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament, which kicks off Thursday at McNair Field in Forest City, NC.  The two teams just finished a three-game series at Newman Park with the Catawba Indians taking two of three.  The teams will conclude first day action with first pitch scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Top-seeded Wingate will open tournament play, hosting sixth-seeded Lincoln Memorial which will be making its initial foray into the SAC baseball tournament.  That contest will begin at noon.  Another rematch from last weekend has #2-seed Mars Hill facing #5-seed Tusculum in the 3:45 p.m. contest.  Tusculum won two of three over the weekend.

Mars Hill and Catawba tied for second in the conference standings with 16-8 records.  The Lions earned the second seed by virtue of its three-game sweep over Catawba earlier this season.  Catawba is seeded third.  The Indians, ranked 28th nationally by Collegiate Baseball, are the tournament’s defending champion.

The top six teams in the conference earned berths to the Food Lion SAC Tournament.  The bracket format follows the NCAA regional six-team bracket.  Tournament play continues with three games on Friday with games at noon, 3:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Three more games are set for Saturday.  The championship game will be played Sunday at 1 p.m., with a second game, if necessary, to follow.

The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.  All-Tournament tickets will be available at the gate for $15 for adults and $7 for children and students.  Daily ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children and students.  Food Lion is the title sponsor for all South Atlantic Conference championships.  For information on visiting Forest City, N.C., go to the baseball page at

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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