ROCK HILL, S.C. – Catawba won its fifth-straight South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship as it captured the 2017 Title. With the crown, the Catawba Indians have earned the No. 1 seed in next week's Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship, it was determined as the Conference season concluded today. Catawba finished the season with a 19-5 League record.
Lincoln Memorial came in at No. 2 in the seeds with an 18-6 record in SAC play. Newberry earned the No. 3 seed with a 16-8 record in the League, ahead of Mars Hill who finish its SAC slate at 14-9. Tusculum posted a 14-10 record in League play to place at No. 5 in the seedings, while Coker's 12-12 record was good for No. 6. Carson-Newman closed out its SAC schedule at 10-12 pick up the No. 7 seed and Wingate rounded out the seeds at No. 8 with a 10-14 record.
The 2017 South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship will be played at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tenn. and will get underway on Thursday, April 27. Thursday's games will be single elimination, while the double-elimination portion of the Tournament will be played Friday, April 28-Monday, May 1. Below is the Championship schedule.
Thursday, April 27 (at Kodak, Tenn.)
#5 Tusculum vs. #8 Wingate, 4:00pm
#6 Coker vs. #7 Carson-Newman, 7:00pm
Friday, April 28 (at Kodak, Tenn.)
#1 Catawba vs. lowest seed from GM 1 & 2, Noon
#2 Lincoln Memorial vs. highest seed from GM 1 & 2, 3:45pm
#3 Newberry vs. #4 Mars Hill, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 (at Kodak, Tenn.)
GM 3 loser vs. GM 4 loser, Noon
GM 3 winner vs. GM 5 loser, 3:45pm
GM 4 winner vs. GM 5 winner, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30 (at Kodak, Tenn.)
GM 7 winner vs. GM 8 winner, Noon
GM 6 winner vs. GM 8 loser, 3:45pm
GM 10 winner vs. GM 9 loser, 7:30pm
Monday, May 1 (at Kodak, Tenn.)
GM 9 winner vs. GM 11 winner, 1:00pm
if necessary, 4:00pm