South Carolina House of Representatives to Honor Claflin Baseball Team
May 23, 2016
The Claflin University baseball team will be honored on Wednesday (May 25) at 10 a.m. during a special presentation spearheaded by Rep. Jerry Govan (D-Orangeburg) on the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives at the Statehouse in downtown Columbia, S.C.
The Panthers (24-29, overall, 13-8, SIAC) captured their first-ever Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) tournament championship. Head Coach James Randall was named the SIAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Coach and junior pitcher/outfielder Lyndale Morley (Lynchburg, Va.) was named the SIAC tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
“We want to thank the S.C. legislature for this outstanding expression of support and recognition for our student –athletes,” said Randall. “We are extremely proud of how they have performed on the field and in the classroom. This presentation will be an experience they will always cherish and remember.”
The Panthers also made their inaugural appearance in the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship as a No. 7 seed in the South Regional at Tampa, Fla. (May 19-22). The Panthers were eliminated following losses to No. 2 West Florida and sixth-seeded West Georgia.