26-hit attack keeps Baseball in first place

MARS HILL, NC -- Freshman Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) hit two of Catawba’s five home runs and accounted for five RBI as the fourth-ranked Indians kept its one game lead with a 19-3 win over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday afternoon at Henderson Field. Catawba improves to 39-10 overall and 16-3 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 28-24 and 10-9.

Catawba scored in each of the first five innings to take a 10-0 lead. David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) singled and scored on a two-out error in the first then doubled with two outs in the second, scoring on an overthrow as he stole third. The Tribe began to pull away in the third. Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) opened the inning with a home run and Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) each added RBI singles in the three-run frame.

Sands hit his first homer in the fourth for a 7-0 lead, while Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) led off the fifth with a home run and Evans added a two-run shot for the 10-0 edge. Mars Hill got on the board in its fifth on a sacrifice fly by Matt Russell (Chapel Hill, NC) and a RBI-single from John Quail (Boonsboro, MD). The Lions had loaded the bases in the second and had two on in the third, but failed to score. Catawba did not score in the sixth, but Sands connected on a three-run homer in the seventh and Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) had a two-run double in the eighth to extend the Tribe margin to 15-2.

Tribe starter Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) went eight innings as he set a new school record with his 12th win of the season. The sophomore scattered seven hits and allowed three runs with three strikeouts. Thomas, Mark Smith and Evans each had four hits in the 26-hit Tribe attack. Lefko and Baker each had three hits. Quail had four of the eight Lion hits, while Jason Yelton (Burnsville, NC) had two hits. #####

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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