Johnson powers Baseball to 17-2 win at Belmont Abbey

BELMONT, NC – Catawba College picked up a 2-for-4, four-RBI outing from freshman Noah Johnson (Huntersville, NC) and a nine-run second inning leading the Indians to a 17-2 victory of Belmont Abbey in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon. Catawba, ranked #4 in NCAA II, improve to 4-1 overall, while the Crusaders fall to 1-4.

Matt Smith (Browns Summit, NC) put the Tribe on the board with a RBI-double, scoring David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) who led off the contest off with a two-bagger of his own. In the second, Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) blasted his first homerun of the year, a two-run shot giving the Indians and early 2-0 lead. Mark Smith (Browns Summit, NC), Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC), Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) and Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) all picked up a RBI in the frame, followed by Johnson’s bases-clearing double to cap off the inning.

Two Crusader miscues led to four more Indian runs in the fourth. Lefko picked up a one-out double and later scored on Johnson’s single later in the frame. Mark Smith added another RBI-single for Catawba pushing the Indians advantage to 14-0. The Crusaders struck in fourth with a solo-HR from Michael Gegorek (Salisbury, NC) with a Ryan Ronda (Miami, FL) RBI base hit in the sixth.

Baker picked up his third RBI of the afternoon with a single in the seventh while Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) belted a two-run shot in the eighth. Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC) picked up his first win of the season behind a five strikeout performance, surrendering just one run on four hits in his five innings of work.


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«November 2018»
November 2

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th

Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th

Football @ Newberry 10-40

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

November 6

Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

November 9

Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82

Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67

November 10

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63

Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86

Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3

November 14

Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67

November 16

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)

November 17

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-8th; M-10th

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 30-23

Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 76-56

Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 86-65

November 18

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3) W-9th;M-9th

November 19

Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 66-59

November 26

Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.

November 28

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

November 30

Swimming vs. CHOWAN

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