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. ######

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo