Thursday, March 9, 2017

News digest, March 9

Weekend schedule changes
Several schools have changed their weekend schedule in anticipation of inclement weather issues on Sunday.
* Coastal Carolina's Sunday home game with Ilinois has been moved to part of a Saturday doubleheader.
* The Citadel's Sunday home game with Stetson has been moved to part of a Saturday twinbill. Also, the start of Friday's game was moved up an hour to 5 p.m
* Francis Marion's series at Georgia Southwestern has been adjusted to a single game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday.
* Newberry's series at Tusculum will now consist of a 2 p.m. Friday doubleheader and a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.
* North Greenville's Friday game at Emmanuel is now planned for a 5 p.m. start.

Four state catchers on Bench Award list
Clemson's Chris Williams, South Carolina;'s Chris Cullen, Winthrop's Babe Thomas and Wofford's Carson Waln are on the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the top catcher in college baseball.

* Clemson opens ACC play Friday with the first of a three-game series against Notre Dame. Here's the preview information.
* Presbyterian has offered preview notes for its weekend series at Auburn.
Blue Hose
* South Carolina has posted preview information for its home series against Michigan State.
* USC Beaufort has shared information on its four-game home series with Fisher.
Sand Sharks
* This preview information for The Citadel's home series with Stetson was written before the series was changed to a Friday-Saturday schedule.
* College of Charleston has listed preview information on its weekend home series with Kent State.

NCBWA Division II national:
1. Nova Southeastern (1st last week; 3. USC Aiken (3). 9. Francis Marion (12).
NCBWA Division II Southeast region: 1. USC Aiken (1). 2. Francis Marion (2). 7. Erskine. 8. North Greenville (NR).
Writers Regional

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