Baseball Set to Open Season on Friday vs. Wingate

Sands and Evans named pre-season All-Americans


Catawba College will open its 2007 baseball season this weekend in a tournament with three other South Atlantic Conference teams at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium in Kannapolis, NC.  Catawba and Wingate will open play on Friday at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and $2 for Catawba students, faculty and staff.  Three games are set for Saturday: Tusculum vs. Newberry, 11 am; Tusculum vs. Wingate, 2:30 pm; Wingate vs. Newberry, 6 pm.  Catawba will face Tusculum on Sunday at 1 pm and Newberry at 4 pm. 

The Sunday game with Tusculum pits the pre-season league co-favorites.  The teams have shared the league title each of the past two seasons with the Tribe claiming the outright crown in 2004.  Catawba and Tusculum both received 73 points in the SAC pre-season coaches’ poll with the Tribe gaining five first-place votes to three for the Pioneers.  The two teams also begin the year ranked in the Collegiate Baseball pre-season Top 40.  Tusculum stands 25th and Catawba is 28th.

 The Catawba Indians feature a pair of Baseball America pre-season All-America selections in senior pitcher, Zach Evans, and sophomore outfielder, Jerry Sands.  Evans holds the Catawba record with 22 career saves, while Sands hit .399 with 16 homers in his first collegiate season.  The Tribe claimed its third straight SAC title last season and advanced to the South Region Championship Game after its record season that saw the squad post a 47-14 mark.

Catawba also led the way with seven pre-season All-SAC picks.  First team selections were Sands, junior pitcher Tim Smith, who set a school record with 13 wins in 2006, sophomore pitcher Alex Fairweather and junior outfielder David Thomas, who set a school mark with 100 hits last year.  Making the second team were sophomore pitcher Blake Ketner, junior second baseman Chad Baker and Evans.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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Soccer (M) Team Photo