Shepard Claims Astroturf SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week Honors

ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba hurler Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton/Francis Marion) was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ryan Perkins was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for games played April 18-24.  It was announced by the league on Tuesday.

Shepard, a junior, struck out 10 hitters in a complete game win over Wingate on April 23.  He did not allow a walk in his outing and had a stretch in the game where he retired 14 batters in a row.  He allowed only two earned runs as only three Wingate hitters reached base in the first seven innings.  The honor is his first Pitcher of the Week selection this season.

Perkins, a senior from Woodruff, S.C., batted .520 (13-of-25) with a home run and eight runs batted in to lead the Bears to a 4-1 week including a sweep of Anderson in the final South Atlantic Conference weekend series of the year. In the first game against the Trojans on Saturday, Perkins hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the 5-4 victory. Perkins had at least two hits in all five games last week to go along with five runs scored and a .760 slugging percentage.  The honor marks his first Player of the Week plaudit this season.

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.)

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo