February 5, 2006
Davis, Evans set career marks as Baseball sweeps #1 Florida SouthernLAKELAND, FL -- The Catawba baseball team enjoyed a super Sunday afternoon as the Indians swept a doubleheader from NCAA II top-ranked Florida Southern at Henley Field. The Tribe took game one 3-1 and won 6-4 to complete the sweep. Senior Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) set a new career RBI mark, while junior Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) became Catawba’s career save leader as the 24th-ranked Indians improve to 2-1. The Moccasins fall to 2-2.
The Indians collected just five hits in taking the game one pitcher’s duel. Sophomore Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) tossed seven strong innings, allowing just seven hits and a single run, while striking out three. Mark Smith (Brown’s Summitt, NC) pitched a scoreless eighth and Evans a perfect ninth with a pair of strikeouts in picking up his record 16th save.
Each team plated a run in the second with Catawba scoring the eventual game-winning run in the sixth. Matt Smith (Brown’s Summitt, NC) led off with a triple and scored on Davis’ ground out. The RBI gave the senior 167 in his career to break the school record. The Indians picked up an insurance run in the ninth as Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC) scored on a wild pitch. Freshman Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) led the Tribe offense with two hits.
Catawba scored three times in the seventh inning of the night cap to snap a 3-3 tie and take the win. Matt Smith scored from second on a wild pitch and Rimer followed with a two-run double. The Moccasins got a run back in the seventh and got consecutive one-out singles before Evans struck out the final two batters looking to end the contest.
David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) led off the second game with a homer and Noah Johnson (Huntersville, NC) had a RBI single in the second to put Catawba up 2-0. Will Cherry (Lakeland, FL) hit solo homers in the second and fourth innings to tie the score for FSU. Each team plated a run in the fifth with Davis delivering a one-out RBI single and Adam Calderone (Springfield, VA) hitting a homer for the Moccasins.
Paul Link (Salisbury, NC) tossed five innings for the Tribe, allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Brian Benton (Wallace, NC) tossed a perfect sixth with a pair of strikeouts and earned the win. Thomas, Davis, Rimer and Johnson each collected a pair of hits in the nine-hit attack.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
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
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
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
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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