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home : news : sports May 22, 2019 

Lander baseball places 12 player on PBC All-Academic team

The Lander baseball team landed 12 players on the Peach Belt Conference's All-Academic team, the PBC office announced today.

Vincent Addona, Bailey Connell, Fraser Ellard, Mike Fitschen, Ryan Flores, Robbie Hoyt, Carson Jones, Alex Moore, Carson Schlegel, Marshall Thompson, Joseph Whitt, and Colton Yeager earned all-academic honors for the Bearcats. Lander's 12 selections led the conference and accounted for nearly one-fourth of the 52-player list.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Lander set for 14th straight NCAA Tournament appearance

The No. 8-ranked Lander men's tennis team earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday, the 14th consecutive appearance for the Bearcats. Lander is the No. 5 seed in Southeast Regional I, which will be held in Columbus, Ga.

Lander (17-5) will play No. 4-ranked and fourth-seeded Flagler (16-7) in the first round on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., with the host, No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Columbus State (23-2), facing eighth-seeded Limestone (13-7) in the first match of the day at 9:00 a.m. The two winners will face each other Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for the right to advance to Altamonte Springs, Fla., for the championships on May 21-24. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Four earn all-Peach Belt Conference honors for Lander softball

GREENWOOD – Lander softball tied a program record with four all-Peach Belt Conference honors, including three first-team selections, the league announced on Thursday night. 

Second baseman Sydney Grimes, outfielder Kelli McCormack, and designated player Brianna Surrento earned first-team all-PBC accolades while pitcher Abby Killian earned second-team honors. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Lander caps season with a pair of shutouts over USC Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. – The Lander softball team ended its season with a dominant sweep of in-state rival USC Aiken on Sunday afternoon, beating the Pacers 10-0 and 8-0 in a pair of five-inning games. 

Lander (21-25, 6-14 PBC) surpassed the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive season, the first time since 2003-06, while the senior class became the first since 2006 to notch 100 wins. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Lander adds 11 to incoming recruiting class

Lander wrestling head coach R.C. LaHaye announced the addition of 11 wrestlers that will join the Bearcats' wrestling program in the fall.

"We are very excited to add these student athletes to our first recruiting class for Lander wrestling," said LaHaye. "Not only are these excellent athletes, but they excel in the classroom as well. This crop will help lay the foundation for Bearcat wrestling and insure we start the program off in the right direction with quality student athletes that will represent Lander on and off the mat. It will be very exciting next fall to watch these student athletes develop and build the culture of Lander Bearcat wrestling."

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Game Recaps - Monday, April 22nd

8U Game

Away Team - Score:  8U Sandlot Sluggers – 18

Home Team - Score:  8U Storm Chasers – 19

Game Summary:  The Storm Chasers got out to a ten-run lead in the third inning and held on for a 19-18 victory over the Sandlot Sluggers on Monday.  The Storm Chasers totaled 23 hits in 3 1/2 innings. Holden S, Chance W, Milo D, Rylan J, Sawyer B, Harrison R, Cayden W, Riley P, Trey O, and Wade M all collected multiple hits for the Storm Chasers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Emerald High School Varsity Baseball beat Carolina High School & Academy 15-0
Cam Lollis had all the right stuff on Tuesday for Emerald Vikings Varsity, allowing zero runs and besting Carolina Academy by a score of 15-0

Emerald Vikings Varsity fired up the offense in the first inning. Sean Adams drove in two when he doubled.  Emerald Vikings Varsity put up six runs in the second inning. Emerald Vikings Varsity's offense in the inning came from singles by Lollis and Caleb McLaughlin, a walk by Braeden Burton, a sacrifice fly by Gage Timmerman, and an error on a ball put in play by Brayden Ridge.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lander's Bocchino earns Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week honor

Lander senior Peter Bocchino claimed Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week honors as the Bearcats secured their second straight conference Player of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday.

Bocchino, a native of Saugus, Mass., batted .500 (4-for-8) with three home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored. Making his second start of the season, Bocchino gave Lander a 4-0 lead on No. 1-ranked North Greenville on Wednesday night with a second inning grand slam, his first homer of the season and first hit since Feb. 16.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lander men's basketball to host tryout on April 30

The Lander University men's basketball program will hold an open tryout for graduating high school seniors and Lander student on Tuesday, April 30th at Finis Horne Arena from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Interested players must complete the tryout packet (available here) and bring it to the arena, along with a current physical (summer of 2018 or sooner) and basketball apparel. 

For more information, please contact head coach Drew Richards at

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lander men's soccer announces summer camp dates

The Lander men's soccer program will host two summer camp programs at the Jeff May Complex in July, head coach Lee Squires announced on Tuesday.

The Bearcats will partner with the Lakeland Toros for half-day and full-day summer camps on July 8-12. The half-day camps, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon are open to any kids ages 4-14, while the full-day camps will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, with an 8:30 a.m. to noon session on Friday and are designed for all kids ages 8-14.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lander's Roury Glanton named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week

Lander junior outfielder Roury Glanton has been named the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday.

Glanton paced the Bearcats by going 8-for-18 (.444) with four runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and 14 runs batted in. The junior homered twice against Georgia Southwestern, breaking a 3-3 tie in the second game on Saturday with a three-run blast in the eighth inning to lead Lander to a 6-4 victory. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Emerald High School Boys Varsity Sporting Clays has tough day

The Emerald Clay Team had 12 shooters complete the SCTP second round qualifier of sporting clays on Saturday. The event was hosted at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex located in Edgefield. Shooters were challenged by a variety of different size and styles of clay targets that simulated both bird and rabbit game in a variety of both, wooded and open field hunting scenarios. Athletes used skill and technique to try and break one hundred targets over fifteen different stations.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Lander women's golf places fifth at Bearcat Invitational

GREENWOOD – The Lander women's golf team held steady on Tuesday to finish fifth at the Bearcat Invitational at the par-72, 5,832-yard course at The Links at Stoney Point.

SCAD claimed the tournament title with a 38-over 614. Limestone finished one stroke back for second place, while Young Harris tallied a 55-over 631 for third place.

Paula Sofia Suarez of SCAD earned medalist honors with a 3-over 147. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lander in fifth place after opening round at Bearcat Invitational

The Lander women's golf team sits in fifth place after 18 holes at the Bearcat Invitational at the par-72, 5,832-yard course at The Links at Stoney Point. The tournament will conclude with the final round on Tuesday.

Lander shot a 28-over 316 on the first day and is 13 strokes back of tournament leader SCAD. Limestone is in second-place at 313, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne at 314. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Lander beats Augusta to take weekend series

The Lander baseball team scored seven runs in a three-inning stretch and held off a comeback effort from Augusta on Sunday to beat the Jaguars, 8-6, and claim a Peach Belt Conference series victory. 

Lander (14-21, 9-9 PBC) got on the board first, courtesy of Roury Glanton's second inning solo home run, but Augusta (16-18, 5-16 PBC) evened the score when a wild pitch brought home the tying run for the Jaguars in the bottom of the fourth. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

GALL Game Recaps - Thursday, March 28th

8U Game #1

Away Team - Score:  Thunder – 4

Home Team - Score:  Biscuits – 5


Game Summary:  It came down to the last play with the Thunder on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat to the Biscuits on Thursday. The game was tied at four with the Biscuits batting in the bottom of the sixth when Tycen singled, scoring one run.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Lander wins game two to split with rival Erskine

The Lander softball team used a pair of home runs from Haven Pesce and Chandler Carey to win game two of its rivalry doubleheader at Erskine on Tuesday afternoon, splitting with the Flying Fleet and winning its first game in the series since 2013. The Bearcats dropped game one, 3-0, before taking game two, 7-2. 

Lander (17-15) used a pair of Erskine (18-7) errors in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead in the second game of the day. The Flying Fleet struck back with two runs in the bottom of the third to knot the score at 2-2. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lander suffers 9-0 loss at Belmont Abbey

The Lander baseball team stranded eight runners on Tuesday night and fell to Belmont Abbey, 9-0, in a midweek contest. 

Lander (11-20) trailed 2-0 midway through the night before the Crusaders (16-18) seven runs over the final three innings to put the game out of reach. Landon Dupert led the Bearcat offense with a pair of hits on the night. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lander places third as Parker earns All-Tournament at Bearcat Classic

The Lander men's golf team held third-place from wire to wire at the 10th annual Bearcat Classic at the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club, closing with a 2-over 290 on Tuesday.

Lincoln Memorial claimed the tournament title with a 3-under 861. Clayton State finished four strokes back, tallying a 1-over 865 for second place. Georgia Southwestern and Newberry each posted a 6-over 870 to finish four strokes behind Lander in a tie for fourth.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lander in third place after two rounds at Bearcat Classic

The Lander men's golf team sits in third place after two rounds at the 10 annual Bearcat Classic at the par-72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club. The tournament will conclude with the third and final found on Tuesday.

Lander shot an even 576 on the first day and is 13 strokes back of tournament leader Clayton State. Lincoln Memorial is in second-place, one stroke behind the Lakers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Emerald High School Varsity Baseball beat Clinton High School 7-4

Emerald Vikings Varsity stole the lead late in the game in a 7-4 victory over Clinton on Friday. The game was tied at four with Emerald Vikings Varsity batting in the top of the tenth when an error scored one run for Emerald Vikings Varsity.

Clinton opened up scoring in the third inning when an error scored one run for Clinton.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Lander earns series-opening win in 18-3 rout of Francis Marion In

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Lander baseball team drew a school-record 20 walks en route to a dominant performance on Friday night as the Bearcats defeated Francis Marion, 18-3, in a Peach Belt Conference series opener.

Lander (10-18, 6-7 PBC) seized control of the game with eight runs in the top of the second inning. Josh Gregory's sacrifice fly knotted the score at 1-1 and back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Vincent Addona and Mike Fitschen put the Bearcats up 3-1. Nathan Schreckengostdrove in a pair of runs with a single and Colton Yeager and Zack Moore knocked in two more runs to give Lander an 8-1 advantage.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

GALL Game Recap of Thursday, March 21st
Click on the title to see full game reports for GALL baseball.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Drew Richards chosen to lead Lander men's basketball program
Drew Richards, who has been a part of four NCAA Tournament appearances in the last five seasons, has been selected as the head coach of the Lander men's basketball team.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lander battles to tie for ninth at Bobcat Invitational

The Lander men's golf team recorded its second straight top-10 finish on Tuesday as the Bearcats finished in a tie for ninth at the Bobcat Invitational.

Maxime Legros led the Bearcats with a 216 total, including a 2-under 68 in the second round, to tie for 14th. Jon Parker finished tied for 28th with a 221 total. Conor Cull's 223 gave him a tie for 38th, while Michael Brodie shot a 227 to finish 54th. Roberto Garagorri rounded out the Lander lineup, tying for 75th with a 236 total. 

Lander will host the Bearcat Classic at the Greenwood Country Club next Monday and Tuesday. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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