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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«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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