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Richardson Claims AstroTurf SAC Baseball Player of Week Honors

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba’s Dylan Richardson was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Thomas St. Clair from Lenoir-Rhyne was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played the opening week of the season/  It was announced on Tuesday by the league office.

Richardson, a junior from Randleman, N.C., batted .727 with eight hits, three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI to lead the Catawba Indians to a 2-1 series win over Belmont Abbey last week.  He posted multiple hits in all three games played, including a pair of three-hit contests.  Against the Crusaders on Jan. 31, Richardson went 3-for-5 with a double, a long ball and seven RBI.  Richardson slugged 1.545 in the three-game span and posted a .917 fielding percentage from his spot at shortstop.  The honor is his first Player of the Week plaudit this season.

St. Clair, a sophomore from Winston-Salem, N.C., pitched six no-hit innings to lead the Bears to a 4-1 win over Saint Rose on Feb. 1.  The right-hander struck out 10 hitters and only allowed one walk in the outing.  The award is his first Pitcher of the Week nod this season.

Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week: Hunter Donaldson (Brevard), Bryon Connor (Coker), Will Thompson (Lenoir-Rhyne), Nolan Schrenker (Newberry) and Thomas Spitz (Wingate).

Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week: David Thompson (Anderson), Teke Scudder (Brevard), Connor Johnson (Catawba), John Lauttenbach (Coker), Wesley Camp (Newberry) and Tyler Brown (Wingate).

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