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BREVARD COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TORNADOS PICKED 4TH IN COACHES' POLL, BC NABS THREE ALL-SAC SPOTS

Rock Hill, S.C.- The Brevard College baseball team has been picked to finish 4th in the 2013 South Atlantic Conference preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Catawba, Tusculum and Wingate precede BC in the coaches’ poll.

The Tornados rattled off a 12-game winning streak spanning March and April of last season to finish 3rd in the conference regular season standings in 2012.

Three Tornados were named to the preseason All-SAC team, headed by Champ Stuart’s selection as a First Team outfielder. Stuart led the conference with a .419 batting average last season, and finished 5th with a .494 on-base percentage.

Also returning for the Tornados is Chad Funkhouser, the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year. Funkhouser was named to the All-SAC Second Team after hitting .346 with a .425 on-base percentage for the Tornados in 2012.

Rounding out Brevard’s All-Conference selections is Eric Renegar, who was named to the Second Team as a third basemen. Renegar finished 9th in the SAC with a .379 batting average.

The Tornados look to build on last season’s success as they open the 2013 campaign at Young Harris on February 8th. 


Team                                    
1. Catawba                         
    Tusculum                        
3. Wingate                         
4. Brevard                          
5. Carson-Newman       
6. Newberry                      
7. Lincoln Memorial       
8. Mars Hill                         
9. Lenoir-Rhyne               
10. Anderson                    


C Josh Clark, WU
1B Brian Yeung, WU
2B Andre Rodriguez, LMU
SS Tripper Crisson, TC
3B Cade Stallings, TC
OF Ethan Satterfield, CAT
OF Champ Stuart, BC
OF Cody Baker, LMU
DH Garrett Furr, CAT
SP Nick Lomascolo, CAT
SP Taylor Rakes, TC
SP Adam Sigmon, TC
RP John-Austin Shepard, TC
C Nick Pressley, LMU
1B Chris Dula, CAT
2B Chad Funkhouser, BC
SS Curt Fuqua, LMU
3B Eric Renegar, BC
OF Thomas Spitz, WU
OF Wesley Camp, NEW
OF Ivan Vieitez, L-R
DH Erick Sanderson, AU
SP John Tuttle, CAT
SP Olen Little, WU
SP Zeke McGranahan, TC
RP Craig Brooks, CAT