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Albertson and Brooks Among NCAA II Baseball Stat Leaders

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Catawba’s baseball team finished the year ranked highly in numerous categories in the year-end NCAA II statistics.  The Catawba Indians ranked among the top 20 in a dozen categories, while also producing several individual stat leaders.

The most touted stat leaders were Will Alberton and Craig Brooks.  Albertson’s .467 average led the nation.  He also collected the most hits (114) and had the most total bases (211), while finishing second in total RBI (91) and third in home runs (26).  Albertson stood seventh in the nation in home runs per game (.42), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.865).  He was eighth in RBI per game (1.47) and his 75 runs scored was fifth in NCAA II.

Brooks posted the most strikeouts in the nation with 158 and also topped the list at 14.36 strikeouts per nine innings.  He stood sixth in hits allowed per nine innings (4.91) and eighth in WHIP (0.89).  Brooks recorded the 11th lowest ERA at 1.45.

Blake Houston drew a NCAA II-best 51 walks on the year and was 10th in walks per game (0.84).  He finished second in runs scored (79) and 10th in runs per games (1.3). 

Ryan McClintock not only led NCAA II with 35 appearances, he finished his career with a NCAA II record 118 relief appearances.  He was ranked 31st with his eight saves.  Shaefer Shepard’s 17 starts ranked second in the nation and his 11 wins stood seventh.

As a team, Catawba scored the second-most runs in the country with 501 and was 22nd in runs per game (8.1).  The Indians also ranked top five in doubles (2nd-138), walks (4th-255) and hits (4th-663).  The Indians pitching staff was 21st in ERA (3.43), 23rd in hits allowed per nine innings (8.57), 19th in strikeouts per nine innings (8.5) and 21st in WHIP (1.29).

Other team ranks:
Batting average – 66th (.309)
Doubles per game – 18th (2.23)
Home Runs – 10th (70)
Home Runs per game – 24th (1.13)
Slugging Pct. – 35th (.487)
Strikeout to Walk Ratio – 16th (2.8)
Shutouts – 18th (6)

Individual ranks:
Doubles per game – Dylan Richardson, 34th – 0.4
Runs per game – Will Albertson, 23rd – 1.21
Wins – Craig Brooks, 18th – 9

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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

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

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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

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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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

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September 18

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

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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

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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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

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

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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

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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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