Smith's, Rimer lead Baseball to 11-3 win over Pembroke

PEMBROKE, NC -- Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC) and Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) each connected on a two-run homer and had three RBI as Catawba beat host UNC Pembroke 11-3 in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Braves Field.  The Indians, ranked second in NCAA II, win their seventh straight and improve to 7-1.  The Braves fall to 5-3.
The Indians jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first thanks to back-to-back RBI-singles by Mark Smith and Rimer.   Catawba tacked on two more in the third as Mark Smith blasted a two-out, two-run dinger to right-centerfield.  
UNCP responded in the fourth with a three-run double off the bat of Jorge Gonzalez (Rockland, NY).  Following three straight singles by Barrett Otto (Garner, NC), Jason Morales (Fayetteville, NC) and Tripp Lockhart (Lexington, NC), Gonzalez ripped a double into the left-centerfield gap that cleared the bases and cut the score to 4-3.

That would be the only runs scored off Tribe freshman starter Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC), who improved to 2-0.  He tossed six innings, allowed six hits, while fanning four.  He got relief help from Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC), who tossed two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts, and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC), who tossed a scoreless ninth.   

The Indians put the game out of reach in the sixth as Rimer connected for his two-run homer, which was followed up by a Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) solo shot down the left field line.  With four more runs in the eighth, Catawba extended its lead to eight, 11-3.

Doing the majority of the damage for the Indians was Rimer, who had three RBI and two runs scored to go along with his four hits, and Mark Smith, who only had two hits, but plated three runs and scored three times.  Smith’s brother, Matt, also had four hits, while scoring twice and driving in two.

The Braves who only managed seven hits, compared to Catawba’s 12, did not make it any easier on themselves as they posted six errors on the day eventually leading to four unearned runs.


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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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