Baseball

Baseball gets split in season-opening league doubleheader

WINGATE, N.C. -- Wingate and visiting Catawba split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Ron Christopher Stadium and Plyler Athletic Field on the Wingate campus. Wingate took the opener 8-5, while the Indians won the second game 8-1. The Bulldogs now stand at 7-15 overall and 1-1 in the SAC. Catawba is 13-10 overall and 1-1 in the SAC. In the opener, Wingateís Shaughn Neal (Matthews, N.C.) and Tim Bowman (Low Gap, N.C.) had three hits each and one home run each to lead the hosts to an 8-5 win. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Kirk Matthews (East Bend, N.C.) had a RBI single and Bowman hit home run to stake the Bulldogs to a 6-3 advantage. Catawba responded with two runs in the top of the seventh frame to cut the Wingate edge to 6-5. David Thomas (Winston-Salem, N.C.) singled and advanced to third on an error. After a walk to Zach Evans (Greensboro, N.C.) and a strikeout, Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, N.C.) hit a sacrifice fly to score Thomas. Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, N.C.) singled to move Evans to third. Evans scored on the same play as a result of a WU fielding error. The Bulldogs added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, thanks to a two-RBI double by freshman pinch-hitter Dan Brooks (Monroe, N.C.). The hosts had 12 hits in game one. Neal hit his first home run of the season to start Wingateís scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning. Neal was three-for-four with a home run and one RBI. Bowman was three-for-four with a home run and two RBI. Four players had two hits each for Catawba. Wingate junior right-hander Chad Yow (Stanfield, N.C.) picked up the victory for the Bulldogs. Yow allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in eight innings of work. The West Stanly High School product struck out six and walked three. Bulldog senior reliever Matt Trent (Roanoke, Va.) notched his third save with three strikeouts in the bottom of ninth inning. In the nightcap, Catawba took an 8-1 win to snap a seven-game losing streak. Indian junior first baseman Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, N.C.) was two-for-four with a home run and four RBI in game two. Junior designated hitter Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, N.C.) was two-for-four with a home run and two RBI. Davis has eight home runs this season. Catawba scored five runs in the top of the third inning to break the second game open. Davis opened the scoring for the Indians in the top of the second inning, blasting his eighth home run of the season over the right field fence. In the third inning, Catawba scored five runs on five hits and one Wingate error. Rimer had a two-RBI single in the third frame. Davis plated a run with a single. The Indians sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the third inning. Rimer notched his fourth home run of the season in the top of the seventh (and last) inning to give the Indians a touchdown cushion. Rimerís home run scored Matt Smith, who had started the inning with a double. Thomas was three-for-five with one run scored for Catawba in game two. Rimer and Davis had two hits each for the visitors. Catawba senior left-handed pitcher Jeff Abdelnour (Cohoes, N.Y.) pitched a complete game four-hitter in game two. Abdelnour struck out eight and walked only two. He gave up two singles and two doubles. #####

Today's Events

Track/Field @ USC Indoor Open,
Lacrosse (W) @ Barton, ppd.,, noon
Baseball @ Tusculum, 1:00VideoStats
Tennis (W) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts), 1:30
Tennis (M) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts), 1:30
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Softball @ Young Harris, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball @ Tusculum, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats
Softball v. Columbus St., 5:30VideoStats

Calendar

«February 2020»
1
February 1

Basketball (W) @ UVA-Wise 54-65

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-5

Basketball (M) @ UVA-Wise 67-66

Baseball vs. Columbus St. (Steinbrenner Field) 2-6

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 11-1

2
February 2

Baseball vs. Saint Leo (Steinbrenner Field) 12-3

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-2

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-1

34
February 4

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 1-6

5
February 5

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 59-48

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 95-91

67
February 7

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Limestone 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Limestone 2-5

8
February 8

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-18

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 85-49

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-0

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 113-97

9
February 9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 15-9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-1

10
February 10

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns CC) 

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 1) 

11
February 11

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 2)

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns CC) 11th of 20

12
February 12

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 78-61

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 90-76

1314
February 14

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2-20

15
February 15

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 9-6

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 5-10

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 86-96

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 1-2

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 74-61

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-2

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 5-6

16
February 16

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 3-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 12-1

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 7-2

17
February 17

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 6-1

18
February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 11

19
February 19

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ERSKINE 19-8

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mount Olive 8-5

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 62-51

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 84-94

2021
February 21

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

22
February 22

Track/Field @ USC Indoor Open 

Lacrosse (W) @ Barton, ppd., noon

Baseball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (M) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Softball @ Young Harris 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

Softball v. Columbus St. 5:30 p.m.

23
February 23

Softball @ Young Harris 9 a.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 10 a.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 10 a.m.

Softball v. Shorter 11:30 a.m.

Baseball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

24
February 24

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 1

25
February 25

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 2

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 3 p.m.

26
February 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 7:30 p.m.

27
February 27

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

28
February 28

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

29
February 29

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 2)

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships (Day 1)

Baseball @ Queens 11 a.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.

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