ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Catawba's Luke Setzer and Trejon Smith of Newberry were tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while Thomas St. Clair of Lenoir-Rhyne was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 20-26, the League announced today.
Setzer, a junior from Salisbury, N.C., batted .591 with 13 hits and seven RBI to lead the Catawba Indians to a 5-0 record last week, including a League series sweep of Carson-Newman. He produced multiple hits in four of his five contests and belted three home runs. He highlighted his week with four hits, a double, a homer and four RBI in a 19-5 win over Mount Olive on Feb. 22. Setzer slugged 1.045 in the five-game span and finished the week with an on base percentage of .654. The honor is his second Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Smith, a senior from Fredricksburg, Va., hit .650 and drove in 16 runs in a 4-1 week for the Wolves. He posted multiple hits in all five games he played, including three contests with three hits. Smith finished the five-game span with 13 hits to go along with a slugging percentage of 1.250. In the four-game series with Goldey Beacom, Smith posted multiple RBI in all four contests, including five runs batted in on Feb. 25 in an 11-5 win. He finished his week with an on base percentage of .696, seven doubles, a triple and one home run. The honor marks his first Player of the Week selection this season.
St. Clair, a senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., stuck out 17 hitters in a nine inning complete game win over Anderson on Feb. 24. He scattered just three hits and issued only three walks in a 9-0 victory over the Trojans. The award marks his second Pitcher of the Week nod this season.
2017 Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 7 - Justin Dean, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 14 - Ryan Addington, Carson-Newman
Feb. 21 - Luke Setzer, Catawba
Feb. 28 - Luke Setzer, Catawba & Trejon Smith, Newberry
2017 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 7 - Hunter Hamilton, Wingate
Feb. 14 - Zach Slagle, Tusculum & Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 21 - Hunter Morgan, Wingate
Feb. 28 - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne