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 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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