Baseball rallies past Belmont Abbey for 9-7 win

BELMONT, NC -- Catawba’s baseball team stayed hot, winning for the 20th time in the last 23 games, as the Indians rallied to defeat host Belmont Abbey 9-7 on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field. The Tribe improves to 25-10 overall, while Belmont Abbey falls to 6-32. The Indians jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after two innings. In the second, Catawba scored first on an error then got a three-run homer from red-hot Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC). The junior is hitting .357 with seven homers and 26 RBI over the last 10 games. Matt Waldron hit a three-run home run for Belmont Abbey in the third to bring the Crusaders within 4-3. Mark Smith would drive home a run on a single in the fourth to give the Indians a 5-3 edge before Belmont Abbey took the lead in the sixth. The Crusaders benefited from a pair of Tribe errors with two outs to plate four runs in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. In the eighth, Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA) tied the game for Catawba with a one-out, two-run homer. Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) doubled home Nike Lefko (Faith, NC) for the go-ahead run with two outs. Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) followed with a RBI single to cap the scoring. Freshman Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth to earn the save. Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC) picked up the win in relief. He allowed two hits and two unearned runs in two innings of relief. ######

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«November 2018»
November 2

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th

Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th

Football @ Newberry 10-40

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

November 6

Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

November 9

Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82

Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67

November 10

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63

Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86

Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3

November 14

Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67

November 16

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)

November 17

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-8th; M-10th

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 30-23

Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 76-56

Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 86-65

November 18

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3) 

November 19

Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 5 p.m.

November 26

Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.

November 28

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

November 30

Swimming vs. CHOWAN

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