Baseball splits DH with Mt. Olive; Baker ties career RBI mark

SALISBURY, NC -- Seventeenth-ranked Catawba split a doubleheader with visiting Mount Olive in baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Newman Park. Mount Olive took the opener 3-2, while the Indians earned a 6-4 win in the nightcap. Mount Olive moves to 23-23 on the year, while Catawba is 30-16. The teams combined for seven errors in the opener and the miscues played heavily in the scoring. Ricky Davis (Lakewood, WA) led off the game with a double and later scored after a pair of Catawba errors. David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) led off the Indian first with a double and scored on a single by Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC). Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC), who reached on an error, put the Tribe up 2-1 as he scored when Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs. The Trojans tied the game in the second as Anthony Williams (Williamston, NC) plated Dustin Richardson (Henderson, NC) with a sacrifice fly. Both pitchers worked out of trouble until the seventh when Mount Olive scored the winning run. Lance Martin (Waldorf, MD) led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on a two-out error off the bat of Jordan Arnold (Richmond, VA). Donald Huff (Titusville, FL) picked up the win for the Trojans as he allowed one earned run off five hits in the complete game. Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) also tossed a complete game in a losing effort. He also allowed just a single earned run and allowed six hits. Baker delivered a three-run homer for Catawba in the first inning of game two to put the Tribe up 3-0. The blast helped Baker tie the school mark with 163 career RBI. Mount Olive answered with three of its own in the second. Richardson singled home Nick Paniccia (Schenectady, NY), who had doubled, Santos Estremera (Jersey City, NJ) tripled him home and scored on a groundout by Martin. A sacrifice fly by Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) gave Catawba a 4-3 lead in the fourth, but Estremera hit a sacrifice fly for the Trojans in the sixth to tie the score. Catawba would score the winning run as Matt Smith’s fly to right with two outs fell for a hit. Bubba Morris (Salisbury, NC) added a RBI single for insurance. Evans earned the win in relief for Catawba, while Bryan Corbett (Marion, SC) took the loss for Mount Olive. Paniccia and Josh Carter (Goldsboro, NC) had two hits for the Trojans in game two. Estremera had two hits in game one. No Catawba player had two hits in the nightcap. Evans had two hits for the Tribe in the opener. ######

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

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

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

September 24

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

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

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

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

September 28

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

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

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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