Three earn All-SAC honors in Baseball

Three members of the Catawba baseball team have been named All-South Atlantic Conference for the 2003 season. Earning first team honors for the second straight year is junior hurler Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC), while junior outfielder Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) and first baseman Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) made their All-SAC debut on the second team. Snyder posted a 7-4 mark on the mound this season with a 2.91 ERA. He completed three of 15 starts and led the team with 105 innings pitched. He allowed 95 hits and 34 earned runs this season. Snyder walked 30 and struck out 93. Southard compiled a .345 average and led the team with 76 hits, 48 runs scored, 15 doubles and 19 stolen bases. He added nine home runs and 40 RBI. Baker led the team with a .362 average, 13 home runs and 50 RBI. He had 68 hits and added 11 doubles and a pair of triples. Snyder was also named to the SAC All-Tournament team along with senior Chad Hill (Bennett, NC). Snyder won his only outing, tossing nine innings while scattering eight hits and recording 14 strikeouts. He walked two and allowed two runs. Hill batted .529 (9-17) over the four games with a pair of doubles, two homers and three RBI. His eighth inning two-run homer lifted the Tribe to a 3-2 win in the tourney opener. 2003 ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM FIRST TEAM Catcher – John Spencer, Wingate Pitcher – Richard Barkley, Presbyterian Pitcher – Ryan West, Carson-Newman Pitcher – ZACH SNYDER, CATAWBA 1st base – Ricky Luttrell, Carson-Newman 2nd base – Mike Calano, Tusculum Shortstop – David Yount, Wingate 3rd base – Guy O’Connell, Tusculum Outfield – Kevin White, Presbyterian Outfield – Donald McMahon, Tusculum Outfield – Nathan Gravley, Carson-Newman Designated hitter – Sherman Greer, Wingate SECOND TEAM Catcher – Wes Ward, Carson-Newman Pitcher – Brian Lovett, Tusculum Pitcher – Russell Haltiwanger, Newberry Pitcher – Eric Brown, Wingate 1st base – MATT BAKER, CATAWBA 2nd base – Bret Lindsey, Carson-Newman Shortstop – Robbie Bouman, Tusculum 3rd base – Stuart Kay, Newberry Outfield – SPENCE SOUTHARD, CATAWBA Outfield – Justin Mahon, Mars Hill Outfield – Carlos Gonzalez, Newberry Designated hitter – George Hanger, Tusculum COACH OF THE YEAR – Brent Achord, Carson-Newman FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Brian Lovett, Tusculum PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Guy O’Connell, Tusculum SAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE –Mike Calano, Tusculum #####

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