March 26, 2006
Sands streak ends at 25 as Baseball splits DH at LR
HICKORY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne and visiting Catawba split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Bears Field. The Indians, ranked fifth in NCAA II, won the opener 10-2, while Lenoir-Rhyne rallied to take a 6-5 win in the nightcap. Catawba stands at 29-6 overall and 10-1 in the SAC, while the Bears are 15-19 and 2-9.
Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC) led Catawba in the opener as he went five-for-five with three runs batted in while David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) added three hits and three RBI as Catawba scored the last seven runs of the game en route to the win. Both Rimer and Thomas connected on two-run home runs to lead the Indians' 19-hit attack.
After Lenoir-Rhyne senior catcher John Verdinek (High Point, NC) hit a two-run home run to cut the margin to 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning, Catawba regained control with Thomas' two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning and held L-R scoreless the rest of the way.
Catawba's Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) improved to 9-1 with the victory after limiting the Bears to two runs on six innings pitched to go along with five strikeouts while junior Jesse Jordan (Englewood, FL) fell to 4-6 with the loss for L-R.
The Bears scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two to earn the split. Derek Pugh's (Asheboro, NC) delivered a two-out, game-winning RBI single to right field as the Indians lost for just the second time in 24 games.
Lenoir-Rhyne plated four runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead highlighted by Verdinek's two-run double but the Indians rallied with three runs in the top of the fourth for the 5-4 advantage. Thomas had the key hit in the inning with a two-run single and the game remained that way until Lenoir-Rhyne's heroics in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Josh Keller (Claremont, NC) pitched three and one-third scoreless innings to pick up the win and improve to 4-3 on the year while Catawba's Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Verdinek tallied two hits and two runs batted in and Billy Doyle (Delray Beach, FL) added two hits and an RBI to lead Lenoir-Rhyne. Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) hit a solo home run for Catawba, but the Indians' Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) saw his 25-game hitting streak snapped in game two.
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Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY noon
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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