Baseball falls in 12 innings in battle of nationally-ranked teams

FLORENCE, SC -- Michael Ward doubled to left field with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to score Owen Brittle with the winning run as 15th-ranked Francis Marion University defeated 25th-ranked Catawba 5-4 in baseball action on Wednesday night at Cormell Field. FMU improves to 27-11-1 with its sixth straight win, while Catawba drops to 26-15. Brittle started the winning rally when he beat out a bunt single with one out. Ward then laced a 2-1 pitch from Catawba reliever Tim Smith (4-2) to the left field fence and Brittle beat the relay throw home. Patriot Wade Jordan (2-0) picked up the win with three scoreless innings. He allowed only one hit. Francis Marion took a 4-0 lead after four innings, highlighted by a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first by junior second baseman Omar Quiles. Catawba answered with an unearned run in the fifth, a two-run homer by Aaron Rimer in the seventh, and an RBI single to center field by Matt Smith in the eighth frame to knot the score at 4-4. Ward finished the game three-for-five with two runs batted in and one run scored. Quiles registered his 19th multiple-hit game of the season with a two-for-four performance. Jason Weaver and Justin Greene also had two hits for the Patriots. Catcher Matt Smith led Catawba at the plate with two (in four at bats) of the Indians’ six hits. For Rimer, it was his ninth home run of the year. ######

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«September 2019»
September 7

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Cross Country in FLEET FEET INVITE (Salisbury Community Park) W-2nd;M-2nd

Football vs. WEST GEORGIA 9-37

Soccer (W) @ Lynn 4-1

Soccer (M) @ Barton 2-3

September 8

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 7 p.m.

September 9

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 1) - (Cobbs Glen GC)

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 2) - (Cobbs Glen GC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC) 5th of 10

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-3

September 11

Soccer (W) @ Francis Marion 2-1

Soccer (M) @ North Greenville 4-0

September 13

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 0-3

September 14

Football @ Winston-Salem State 21-14

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 3-0

September 17

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 18

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-4

September 20

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Tournament 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-1

September 21

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

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.) M-4th;W-7th

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 3-0

Football @ UNC Pembroke 14-28

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 3-0

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 2 (Old South GC) 9th of 14

September 23

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

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 5th of 9

September 25

Soccer (W) @ Columbus State 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 5-3

September 27

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

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

Volleyball @ UVA-Wise 3-0

September 28

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

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

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 5-3

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 1-0

Football vs. WINGATE 10-13

September 29

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3) 


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