April 22, 2005
Fairweather sets career win mark as Baseball takes SAC Tournament openerGREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba senior Matt Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) tossed seven strong innings and set a new school record with his 30th career victory as the top-seeded Indians defeated eight-seeded Presbyterian 11-2 in an opening round game of the 2005 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament on Thursday night at Poineer Park on the campus of Tusculum College. Catawba improves to 34-17 and advances to Friday’s semifinal against fifth-seeded Wingate. Presbyterian, now 15-34, will meet Mars Hill in an elimination game on Friday morning at Carson-Newman College’s Silver Diamond Complex.Fairweather surrendered two first-inning runs to the Blue Hose then shutout PC for his final six innings. He allowed seven hits while walking three and striking out nine. He had a stretch of 11 straight retired batters in the middle innings. Presbyterian struck with two outs in the first as Matt Bodie doubled in Robert Rodenbaugh, who had walked, and Lance Howard delivered a RBI-single.
Catawba took the lead in the third as David Thomas was hit by a pitch to open the frame and would score on Matt Smith’s ensuing double. Smith scored on a groundout by Jimbo Davis and Chad Baker collected a two-out single to plate Matt Baker for the go-ahead run.
Smith would deliver a sacrifice fly for Catawba in the fourth, while the Tribe added two in the fifth on a run-scoring triple by Chad Baker and a sacrifice fly by Thomas Giles. Catawba broke the game open with a four-run sixth, getting two-run singles by Aaron Rimer and Giles.
Every Catawba starter had a hit with Nick Lefko leading the way with a four-for-five effort. Rimer and Chad Baker each had two hits, while Giles had a team-leading three RBI. Nick Hoffner had three hits to pace the Blue Hose. Fairweather improved to 8-2 on the mound for Catawba.
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY noon
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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