St. Augustine’s places 7 on All-CIAA baseball team

From News ReleasesApril 16, 2014 

Pitcher Bryan Rivera and first baseman William Thomas lead seven Saint Augustine's players on the All-CIAA baseball teams.

Rivera and Thomas were first-team selections. Five Falcons were placed on the second team including designated hitter Darien Hardaway, second baseman Calvin Butcher, leftfielder Jason Baytop, centerfielder Jamie Scott and rightfielder Clarence Peace.

One of two first-team pitchers, Rivera was chosen the conference's top left-handed hurler.

Thomas ranked ninth in the conference in RBIs (23). In CIAA games, however, Thomas tied for the sixth-most RBIs (15) and ranked fifth in batting (.404). He made the All-CIAA Rookie Team last season as a freshman.

Tennis

Duke: Senior Fred Saba of the men’s tennis team was selected the Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week after collecting the 100th singles victory of his career Sunday in a 7-0 sweep of Georgia Tech.

Saba, the 46th-ranked player in this week’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I poll, went 2-0 in ACC singles action last weekend to help Duke defeat No. 20 Clemson and No. 72 Georgia Tech.

East Carolina: Senior Joran Vliegen was one of six players named to 2014 Conference USA men's tennis All-Academic Team, as voted upon the by the league's media relations contacts for the sport. Honorees must hold a minimum 3.2 GPA and have competed in at least 75 percent of their team's scheduled matches.

Other selections include Charlotte junior Alex Calott and sophomore Jordi Massalle along with Old Dominion junior Carlos Lopez Villa, Rice sophomore Thomas Bennett and Tulsa graduate Cifford Marsland.

Track and field

Duke: Redshirt senior Curtis Beach was named to the April edition of the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field’s highest individual honor, as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Beach was named to the watch list earlier in the season after returning to his hometown of Albuquerque, N.M., to win the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships heptathlon.

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