LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The 2017 SCAC baseball season got underway this week as four of the league's seven teams took to the diamond and posted a cumulative 7-6 mark.
Centenary went out to California and posted a 3-1 mark, including an 11-1 victory over 21st-ranked Occidental on Sunday. Another highlight of the weekend was senior outfielder Michael Schimpf hitting for the cycle as he posted a 4-for-5 day at the plate with four RBIs and two runs scored in Saturday evening's 9-4 win against Redlands.
The 10th-ranked Texas Lutheran squad bounced back from a 7-1 opening night defeat on Friday to Concordia (Texas) to sweep the Tornados, 8-0 and 16-3, on Saturday.
For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below:
This Week's Leaders:
*Batting Average (.500): Cody Crowder, Centenary (8-16); Sam Pistrui, Schreiner (5-10)
Hits (8): Cody Crowder, Centenary; Michael Schimpf, Centenary
Runs Scored (6): Thomas Varner, Texas Lutheran
Doubles (3): Cody Crowder, Centenary
Triples (1): 5 tied
Home Runs (1): Zach San Roman, Dallas; Michael Schimpf, Centenary; Hudson Valenti, Schreiner; Chris Zapata, Centenary
Runs Batted In (6): Cody Crowder, Centenary; Michael Schimpf, Centenary; Colby Schrade, Texas Lutheran
Steals (2): 5 tied
Innings Pitched (7.0): Ryan Hammonds, Dallas; Cade Killingsworth, Texas Lutheran
Strikeouts (10): Ryan Hammonds, Dallas
+Earned Run Average (0.00): Ryan Hammonds, Dallas (7.0 IP); Clint Johns, Texas Lutheran (3.1 IP); Cade Kilingsworth, Texas Lutheran (7.0 IP); Kaleb Kirk, Centenary (5.0 IP)
*minimum of 2.5 plate appearances per game
+minimum of 1.0 innings pitched per team game
This Week's Results:
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