#4 Baseball drops series finale 6-2 to #28 Tusculum

   SALISBURY, NC – Tusculum College used four home runs en route to a 6-2 win over Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at Newman Park. The 28th-ranked Pioneers salvage the series finale improving to 25-12-1 overall and 11-4 in the SAC. The 4th-ranked Indians fall to 33-7 and 13-2.  

Both teams traded a run in the second inning as Josh Wolff (Louisville, KY) smacked a RBI-double while Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) blasted a solo-HR in the bottom half for Catawba. The Pioneers would put two on the board in the third on back-to-back HR’s from Skip Talarek (Great Falls, VA) and Greg Stotser (Columbus, GA) giving TC a 3-1 lead.

In the seventh, both teams would trade a run once again as TC’s Matt Riggs (Dayton, TN) lifted a solo-HR to left while Catawba’s Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) countered with a solo blast to center. Tusculum would add insurance on a two-run shot from Adam Beacham (Atlanta, GA) in the eighth securing the Pioneers 6-2 win.

Ben Swaggerty (Knoxville, TN ) picked up the win in relief tossing two and one-thirds innings of one hit ball. Alex Fairweather (Lenior, NC) suffered the loss for the Tribe allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work. Catawba currently holds a one-game lead in the SAC over Carson-Newman heading into next weekend’s series at the Eagles.  


Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC),
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«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.)

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo