Sunday, April 3, 2016

Palmetto State Baseball team of the week, March 28-April 3: USC Sumter

USC Sumter (5-1 for the week)
(Went 2-0 vs. Belmont Abbey JV; went 3-1 vs. USC Lancaster)

The Fire Ants have been worthy of team of the week honors for the last several weeks, but were edged out by other teams.

This week, it's USC Sumter with the edge. The Fire Ants stretched their winning streak to 14 games overall and 10 games in NJCAA Region 10 play before losing Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with USC Lancaster.

Sumter bounced back Sunday with a doubleheader sweep, improving their Region 10 record to 13-3. The Fire Ants have won 12 of 13 league games after a 1-2 start

USCS has a two-game lead over second-place Spartanburg Methodist with 12 games (three weekends) left in league play.

Also considered
Benedict (2-0)
Clemson (4-1)
Coastal Carolina (4-0)  -- Swept Gardner-Webb
Coker (3-1)
College of Charleston (3-1) -- Beat South Carolina; won series vs.  Elon
Erskine (2-0)
Florence-Darlington Tech
Lander (3-1)
USC Aiken (4-0) -- Swept UNC Pembroke to build PBC lead to 2 games
USC Beaufort (4-1) -- Clinched conference tournament berth
USC Sumter (5-1) -- Pushed winning streak to 14 games, kept lead in NJCAA Region 10
Winthrop (4-0) -- Swept Liberty

Past winners
Jan. 29-31: Newberry
Feb. 1-7: Southern Wesleyan
Feb. 8-14: Francis Marion
Feb. 15-21: USC Aiken
Feb. 22-28: Wofford
Feb. 29-March 6: North Greenville
March 7-13: Lander
March 14-20: (tie) Clemson, South Carolina
March 21-27: South Carolina

No comments: