Indians shutout vs. Florida Southern in Day 2 at NCAA II South Regional

WINTER PARK, Fla. Florida Southern second baseman Matt Mercurio went 2-for-5 with a home run and five runs batted in and pitcher Ryan Thompson fanned 11 as Florida Southern advanced to Championship Round of the NCAA II South Regional with a 9-0 win over Catawba at Alfond Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Indians (42-16) will face Rollins in an elimination game on Friday night, while the Moccasins (35-20-1) awaits the winner of that contest to be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Mocs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI-double by first baseman Fred Popp and a run-scoring single by catcher Jeff Howell. FSC added took a 5-0 lead after a three-run fourth inning highlighted by a two-run blast over the center field fence by designated hitter Paul Ryan. Mercurio gave Southern a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly that plated center fielder Gilbert Martinez. Mercurio put his final touch on the game in the bottom of the eighth with a three-run home run to left field, giving the Mocs the 9-0 win. Florida Southern's Thompson (6-6) went eight innings, giving up seven hits, one walk to go along with the 11 strikeouts. Jason Mack gave up a hit, a walk and struck out one batter in one inning of relief. Catawba hurler Matt Fairweather (9-3) threw seven innings, giving up 10 hits, six runs, two walks and five strikeouts. Jeff Abdelnour gave up three hits and three runs in an inning of relief. Mercurio, Geoff Strickland, Matt Joyce, and Popp had two hits a piece for the Mocs. Mark Smith, Matt Smith, Spence Southard and Jimbo Davis each registered two hits for the Indians.

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC),
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC),


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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Soccer (W) Team Photo