Armstrong awarded All-SAC second team honor

Armstrong awarded All-SAC second team honor

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman starting pitcher Chris Armstrong has garnered first team All-South Atlantic Conference honors in his senior season. 

"It's great to get recognized for that, but the team has a lot to do with that," Armstrong said. "There have been some tremendous plays behind me to keep me in things, double plays turned, Zach Long making a diving catch in left.  Wouldn't be here without those plays."

Armstrong is fifth  in the conference in wins with six.  A strikeout artist, he's second in the league in Ks with 79 – including 71 in league play. 

Opponents are hitting .198 against him, ninth in the league.  The senior has  only surrendered 11 extra base hits. 

Armstrong's top game came against Lenoir-Rhyne when he struck out a career high 12 batters.  Armstrong pitched with consistency, striking out 10 or more on three separate occasions and more than seven on six occasions.  Armstrong was, at times, a workhorse on the bump, he only made two appearances where he pitched less than six innings.

Armstrong's arm will be on display at noon Thursday when he appears as the opening starter for C-N in the SAC tournament in Forest City, N.C. against Catawba. 


2013 SAC Baseball Awards


SAC Player of the Year: Chris Dula, Catawba

SAC Pitcher of the Year:  Nick Lomascolo, Catawba

SAC Freshman of the Year:  TJ Rinoski, Wingate

SAC Coach of the Year:  Jim Gantt, Catawba


All-SAC First Team

C - Nick Pressley, LMU

1B - Chris Dula, CAT #

2B - Julio Zubillaga, CAT

SS - Curt Fuqua, LMU

3B - Ryan Cranmer, NEW

OF - Thomas Spitz, WU

OF - Ivan Vieitez, L-R

OF - Keaton Hawks, CAT

DH - Garrett Furr, CAT *#

SP - Nick Lomascolo, CAT ^#

SP - Jonathan Rosenberger, NEW

SP - Olen Little, WU

RP - John-Austin Shepard, TC *


All-SAC Second Team

C - Josh Clark, WU

1B - Albert Baur, NEW

2B - Andre Rodriguez, LMU *

SS - Dalton Hall, L-R

3B - Blake Prince, WU

OF - Champ Stuart, BC ^

OF - Paul Kronenfeld, CAT

OF - Jermale Paige, NEW

DH - Joe Polichetti, TC

SP - Chris Armstrong, C-N

SP - TJ Rinoski, WU

SP - Taylor Rakes, TC ^

RP - Landon Beck, AU


SAC Gold Glove Team

C - Nick Pressley, LMU

1B - Albert Baur, NEW

2B - Julio Zubillaga, CAT %&

SS - Dalton Hall, L-R

3B - Jacob West, LMU

OF - Thomas Spitz, WU

OF- Cody Baker, LMU %

OF - Blake Houston, CAT

P - Taylor Rakes, TC


[2013 SAC Baseball Stat Champions]


* 2012 All-SAC First Team Selection

^ 2012 All-SAC Second Team Selection

# 2011 All-SAC First Team Selection

% 2012 Gold Glove Team Selection

& 2011 Gold Glove Team Selection




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