#25 Baseball tops Belmont Abbey 7-6 in 10 innings

SALISBURY, NC-- A sacrifice fly from David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th propelled Catawba College to a 7-6 win over visiting Belmont Abbey in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Newman Park. The Indians, ranked 25th in NCAA II, improve to 9-4 on the year. The Crusaders drop to 4-11. Josh Haire (Mooresville, NC) put the Crusaders on top early with one of his two solo blasts in the first. Catawba responded with two of their own in the bottom of the frame as Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) and Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) picked up RBI singles. Haire blasted his second shot with one out in the third to tie the contest at 2-2. Again, the Indians responded with two in the bottom half as Sands connected on a two out homerun while Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) slapped a RBI single. With the Indians leading 4-2 after three, Belmont Abbey responded with a pair of runs in the fourth. A solo shot from Seth Waller (Salisbury, NC) and a run-scoring double from Tyler McKenzie (Winston-Salem, NC) knotted the contest at four. Sands put the Tribe back on top with his RBI single in the fifth. The back-and-forth match-up saw the Crusaders regain the one run advantage as Robert Yero (Lake Mary, FL) blasted a two-run shot. Matt Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) would tie the contest at six with his RBI double in the eighth. Thomas would lift his sacrifice fly into centerfield with the bases loaded in the tenth, scoring Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) and sealing the win for the Indians. Mark Smith picked up the win in relief for Catawba fanning three in two innings of work. Trey Summerlin (Stanley, NC) took the loss for the Crusaders. On Tuesday afternoon, Mark Smith led off the top of the tenth inning with a solo-HR leading the Indians to a 5-4 win at Pfeiffer. Evans picked up the win in relief for Catawba.

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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