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Bowden Takes Home Another SAC AstroTurf Baseball Player of Week Honor

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba first baseman Chance Bowden has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Baseball Player of the Week, and Mars Hill left-handed pitcher Troy Hall has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played April 2-8, the League announced today.
 
Bowden, a senior from Salisbury, N.C., led Catawba to a 3-1 record last week, including a weekend sweep of Newberry in SAC play. In the three-game conference series, Bowden went 11-for-15 (.733) with three home runs and seven RBI. He hit two home runs in the opening game of the series and capped off the weekend with a walk-off homer in the final game. For the week, Bowden batted .632 with 12 hits, including two doubles and three home runs with seven RBI and seven runs scored.
 
Hall, a junior from Greeneville, Tenn., made three appearances on the mound for the Lions last week, earning a win and two saves. He threw six innings, allowing four hits, no earned runs and had two strikeouts. He earned saves against UVA-Wise and Piedmont International, while picking up a win against SAC foe Carson-Newman.

This is Bowden’s third Player of the Week honor this season, while this is Hall’s first Pitcher of the Week accolade.

2018 SAC AstroTurf Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 6 – Brett Langhorne, Carson-Newman
Feb. 13 – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
Feb. 20 – Tyler Schneider, Wingate
Feb. 27 – Chance Bowden, Catawba
Mar. 6 – Colin Allman, Newberry
Mar. 13 – Brandon Odachowski, Anderson
Mar. 20 – Chance Bowden, Catawba
Mar. 27 – Colby Skeen, Tusculum
Apr. 3 – Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
Apr. 10 – Chance Bowden, Catawba
 
2018 SAC AstroTurf Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 6 – Will Gee, Anderson
Feb. 13 – Nick Stegman, Wingate
Feb. 20 – Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman
Feb. 27 – Greg Valentine, Carson-Newman
Mar. 6 – John Grigg, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 13 – Landon Whitson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 20 – Charles Hall, Tusculum
Mar. 27 – Austin Turgeon, Wingate
Apr. 3 – Andrew Dill, Anderson; DJ Laxton, Catawba
Apr. 10 – Troy Hall, Mars Hill
 
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.

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