Baseball

Tusculum bounces Baseball from SAC Tournament

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Adam Beacham went 3-for-4, including a three-run homer as second-seeded Tusculum College defeated top-seeded Catawba College 13-5, Saturday night in the elimination bracket final of the 2005 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament held at TC’s Pioneer Park.
The Pioneers (38-13), ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II, advance to Sunday’s championship game against No. 3 seed Carson-Newman College, slated to begin at 1 p.m.  Catawba (35-19), ranked No. 15 in the nation, is eliminated from the tournament and awaits word of its postseason fate.
 
Tusculum jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but Catawba cut into the deficit to trail only 6-4.  With two outs and two runners on Beacham stepped up and blasted a home run over the left centerfield wall.  For Beacham, it was his third home run of the tournament and second on the day.  Beacham hit an inside the park homer earlier in the day in TC’s 8-4 victory over Presbyterian College.  Beacham finished with four RBI on the evening.
 
TC freshman Michael Handley came through with a clutch pitching performance as he tossed a complete game effort as he allowed nine hits and five runs to improve this record to 4-1 on the year.
 
The Pioneers belted 13 hits, including three hits by Beacham and two-hit outings by Riggs, Kenny Reed and Matt Webb.  Catawba’s David Thomas and Matt Baker each recorded two hits in the loss.
 
Tusculum jumped out to a six-run advantage after three innings utilizing four hit batsmen in the first two frames.  Matt Riggs was hit by a pitch to lead off the game and moved to second on Tim Brown’s walk.  The TC duo moved up on a wild pitch with Riggs scoring on Skip Talarek’s sacrifice fly and Brown crossing the plate on George Hanger’s RBI groundout.

TC loaded the bases to lead off the third as Adam Hicks and Webb were hit by a pitch and Beacham reached on a bunt single.  Riggs drove in a run on his ground out and Brown loaded the bases with a walk.  Talarek drove in his second RBI of the game when he was hit by a pitch.  TC scored its third run of the frame on Hanger’s sacrifice fly.  The Pioneers made it 6-0 when Greg Stotser led off the third inning with a single and later scored on Webb’s one-out double.
 
Tusculum added four runs on four hits in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.
 
- SAC -

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30

Calendar

«September 2017»
1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

456
September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

78
September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
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

10
September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

1112131415
September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

16
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

1718
September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

19
September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

2122
September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

23
September 23

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

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

24
September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

25
September 25

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

26
September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

2829
September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

30
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

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Soccer (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS