Baseball takes two from Carson-Newman; moves into first-place tie atop SAC

SALISBURY, NC- Senior Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA) went 3-for-7 with a solo-HR and four RBI leading Catawba College to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference baseball action at Newman Park. The Indians took game one by a final score of 8-3, while coming from behind to win the night cap 8-4. The Tribe move to 28-15 overall, 11-5 in conference play and move into a first-place tie with Tusculum. The Eagles fall to 23-19 and 9-7.In the opener, Catawba struck first with a three-spot in the second. Giles and Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) picked up RBI-singles while Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) picked up the other RBI with a groundout to second base. Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC) added a run with a RBI groundout in the third for the Tribe. Carson-Newman scored three un the sixth as Bryce Thomas (Ringgold, GA) smacked a RBI-double, right before Brian Chapman (Tazewell, TN) sent a two-run shot down the left-field line, his first of three homeruns on the day. The Indians put the game away with runs in the sixth and eighth as Giles hit his solo-HR in the sixth, while Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) smoked a RBI-single in the eighth. Matt Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) pitched the complete game, allowing three runs on five hits picking up his sixth win of the season. Steve Cishek (East Falmouth, MA) fell to 2-2. Chapman and the Eagles didnít waste anytime striking first in game two. With runners at first and second and one out, Chapman sent a towering homerun to left-field giving CN an early 3-0. Catawba finally answered with four in the fourth as Davis sent a two-run blast to right cutting the lead to 3-2. Lefko gave Catawba a 4-3 lead, fisting a two-out, two-run single to left. The Indians put another four-spot on the board in the fifth as Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) and Rimer each knocked in a run, before another two-out, two-run single off the bat of Giles. Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) relieved starter Jeff Abdelnour (Cohoes, NY) in the fifth, getting a fly-out to right with two outs and runners at first and second. Carson-Newman threatened by loading the bases with no outs in the sixth, before Evans struck out the next three hitters retiring the side. Chapman tried to mount a CN comeback in the seventh sending another blast over the left-field wall, but it wasnít enough as Evans shut the door on the Eagles preserving the win for Smith.

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Baseball Team Photo