Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News digest, Feb. 28, part 2

Beer goes to left field
Sophomore Seth Beer made his first career start in left field in Clemson's 9-2 win over Wofford on Tuesday. He had a single and a walk as he extended his on-base streak to 68 games.

Andrew Cox started at first base, where Beer began the season, and went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. K.J. Bryant played right field, where Beer spent most of last season, and also went 2-for-4. He doubled, tripled, scored two runs and drove in two.

Williams gets in on defense
Clemson catcher Chris Williams made his first appearance of the season as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of the Wofford game. Williams, the projected starting catcher this season, suffered a hand injury during a preseason scrimmage earlier this month and was projected to be out four to six weeks.

Coach Monte Lee said Williams got his stitches out on Monday and immediately went into the batting cage for work. He also took part in batting practice before the Wofford game.

Kyle Wilkie started the season in the lineup at catcher, but Robert Jolly has replaced him the last five games. He has hit safely in all five games (10-for-19) with 10 runs scored.

Mack is torrid
Voorhees coach Justin Thomas reports infielder Garrett Mack from Goose Creek is batting .650 (26-for-40) with nine runs and 12 RBIs through 12 games.

Sun Belt Conference

Player of the week: Kevin Woodall Jr., Coastal Carolina
Sun Belt

NCBWA Division II: 1. Nova Southeastern (1st last week). 3. USC Aiken (3). 12. Francis Marion (18).
Writers II

PerfectGame.org junior college: 1. Chipola

No comments: