Baseball comeback not enough; UNCP picks up 5-4 win

SALISBURY, N.C. – A one-out single by Robbie Redic (Durham, NC) in the ninth-inning proved to be the game-winner as the UNC-Pembroke Braves squeaked out a 5-4 win over host Catawba in baseball action, Tuesday afternoon at Newman Park. UNCP remains unbeaten at 6-0, while the Indians drop to 4-2. After three scoreless innings, the Braves put up two runs in the fourth as Nolan Johnson (Winston-Salem, NC) delivered a two-run base hit, bringing in Barret Otto (Garner, NC) and Jason Morales (Fayetteville, NC), who both led off the frame with infield singles. The Tribe responded in the bottom of the fifth as Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) blasted an opposite-field two-run shot, tying the game at 2-2, after five innings of play. UNCP got a two-run blast of their own off the bat of Morales in the eighth, giving the Braves a late two run lead. After Redic gave the Braves the 5-2 lead, Catawba would mount a comeback as Evans picked up the first RBI with a groundout to second, while freshman Matt Kepley (Greensboro, NC) garnered the other RBI. It wasn’t enough as Sandy Jacobs (Pembroke, NC) shut the door on the Tribe, picking up his second save of the season, striking out the final two batters. Neither starter figured in the decision as UNCP hurler Matt Swift (Mount Airy, NC) went six innings allowing two runs on four hits while striking out seven. Indian starter Matt Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits grabbing seven strikeouts as well. Cody Crotts (Lewisville, NC) picked up his first win of the year for Pembroke while Brian Benton (Wallace, NC) suffered the loss for Catawba. ######

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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