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.

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«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

October 8


October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

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

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

October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

October 22

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

October 23

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

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 25

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

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.


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