Batson and Snapp named to SAC Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Senior pitcher Dustin Batson and sophomore outfielder Cade Snapp were named to the 2016 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team Tuesday afternoon as announced by the league.

Carson-Newman and Wingate placed two players each while co-champions Catawba and Tusculum led the way with seven individuals honored a piece.

In 10 innings pitched at Smokies Stadium, the Pisgah Forest native went 1-0 with a save while striking out 11 and allowing just two earned runs. Batson entered in the ninth inning of C-N's first game against Newberry on April 29 and induced a pop out and a 6-4-3 double play to seal a 3-0 win for the Eagles. On Sunday, the right-hander worked a complete game for the fourth time in 2016 in a 10-2 win over Tusculum. Batson scattered 11 hits and two walks while throwing 153 pitches and striking out 11. Over the final eight days of the season, the hurler threw 434 pitches over four games. With his performance, he moved into 10th-place on the school's strikeout list with 79 on the season.

In the four games that the Eagles played, Snapp went 4-for-16 at the plate with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored. The Seymour, Tenn. native launched a pair of home runs for the second time in 2016 against Tusculum in the first of three games on Sunday going 2-for-5 with two roundtrippers and five runs driven in. His home run total pushed to 16 marking the sixth-most in school history since joining Division II in 1994.

2016 South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team

Connor Johnson, Catawba

Bryan Blanton, Catawba

Kyle Smith, Catawba

Jake Kimble, Catawba

Zach Almond, Catawba

Dylan Richardson, Catawba

Will Albertson, Catawba (Co-MVP

Creighton Wilke, Tusculum (Co-MVP)

J.J. Wesley, Tusculum

Nick Lacina, Tusculum

Placido Torres, Tusculum

Devan Watts, Tusculum

Zach Slagle, Tusculum

John Topoleski, Tusculum

Cade Snapp, Carson-Newman

Dustin Batson, Carson-Newman

Shane Billings, Wingate

Bradley Brown, Wingate

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