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Scots Weekly: Final Spring Edition

Scots Weekly: Final Spring Edition

Spring sports saw their regular seasons end over the last few weeks. The baseball team claimed the USA South title over the weekend, but they were not the only team to have a successful season. Men's golf finished strong and the women's tennis team broke a couple of school records.

BY THE NUMBERS - TENNIS

16: The number of victories for the women's team this season, setting a new school record. The Lady Scots had their best season ever as they finished 16-8 overall and 10-2 in the USA South. Covenant advanced to the USA South tournament semifinals.

16: This number also reflects the number of singles victories by freshman Gracie Smith, which also sets a program record. Smith, from Chattanooga, Tenn., smashed the previous record of 12 and is already more than halfway to the program's career mark. Smith was a third team selection to the USA South All-Conference.

2: Number of players selected to the USA South All-Conference teams. Junior Gretchen Rowe was a second team choice, while Smith was voted to the third team.

1: One new tennis complex was opened up this year on campus. The tennis programs finally have a place to call home as the six court complex, with lights, officially opened on March 15.

BY THE NUMBERS - GOLF

3: The finish for senior Cameron Lews at the USA South Championships. Lewis shot consecutive 75s to be in third after two rounds. The senior made two eagles in his second round performance. Lewis did not officially place in the tournament as the event wrapped up on a Sunday.

2: Number of team wins for men's golf during the 2013-14 season. The Scots claimed their first two-day tournament title at the Piedmont Fall Invitational in September and then earned the top spot in the Bryan Invitational (one-day event) in March.

BY THE NUMBERS - SOFTBALL

7: Number of RBIs in a single game achieved by both Lauren Johns and Morgan Lane this season, setting a new single-game program record. Johns initially set the mark with a seven-RBI day against Maryville, but two days later Lane matched her teammate with seven RBIs of her own against Sewanee.

2: Number of players selected to the USA South All-Conference team. Lane and freshman Jordan Brett were each selected the the second team All-USA South.

BY THE NUMBERS - BASEBALL

1: The Scots earned their first conference title by sweeping Averett over the weekend. 

26: The number of wins for the team, which sets a new program record fir victories in the regular season. The Scots are just two wins shy of tying the program record, set last season.

66: Number of career doubles for senior David Lockwood. Lockwood already had the modern program record heading into this year, but continues to add to his total as he has produced 21 two-baggers this season. 

7: Number of regular starters that have a .300 or better batting average. All infield position players (Scott Gillespie, Will Cleland, KC Simons and Perry Rigby), two outfielders (Paul Phillips and Chris Rollins) along with the DH, Lockwood, hit better than .300. The catcher position has a batting average of better than .300 but it is split between three players (Alex Kerr, Z Arima and Forrest Hunter). Only Will Carlton does not have a .300 average, but the sophomore leads the team with four home runs and has 38 RBIs.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

This week's Covenant Player of the Week is baseball senior Paul Phillips. CLICK HERE to read his full highlights of the week.

 

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