Tuesday, February 2, 2016

News digest, Feb. 2

Stingers have postponement
Florence-Darlington Tech's scheduled Wednesday home opener against Southeastern CC has been postponed because of projected inclement weather. No makeup date was announced. F-D Tech is now scheduled to open its season with a 5 p.m. Saturday doubleheader against Anne Arundel.

Preseason honors
* Clemson catcher Chris Okey and outfielder Reed Rohlman are second-team selections on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's preseason all-American team announced Tuesday.

* Claflin infielders Rashad Bivens and Jabari Brown and Benedict relief pitcher Yaniel Delgado were first-team choices to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's preseason all-conference baseball team in voting by league head coaches and sports information directors.

* Benedict had four players on the second team: shortstop Armando Valentin, outfielder David White, utility player Daniel Young and starting pitcher James Roman. Claflin infielder Shomarii Thomas also was a second-team pick.

Weekly conference honors
Conference Carolinas
Player of the week: Chaz Davey, Erskine
Pitcher of the week:  Nate Williams, Erskine

Peach Belt Conference
Player of the week: Colby Lusignan, Lander

South Atlantic Conference
Player of the week: Derek Olenchuk, Newberry

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