February 2, 2007
Thomas Paces Baseball to Season-Opening Win
KANNAPOLIS, NC -- Catawba College pounded out 19 hits en route to a 14-8 win over Wingate in baseball action at the South Atlantic Conference Pre-Season Clash on Friday night at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. It was the opener for both teams.
David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) led the attack for the 28th-ranked Catawba Indians, collecting four hits. Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI and four runs scored. Matt Kepley (Greensboro, NC) and Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) also had three hits.
Catawba jumped out a 5-0 lead after an inning. Thomas led off the Catawba first with a double. Sands would collect an RBI single, while Keply doubled home a run. Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) capped the frame with a RBI triple.
The Tribe added single runs in the third and fourth innings, while a pair of Wingate miscues led to a pair of fifth-inning runs. Sands gave Catawba a 10-0 lead with a solo home run in the sixth. Wingate got on the board in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Jay Barnes (Strasburg, VA). Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC) connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh for Catawba to make the score 14-1. It marked the first time since Spence Southard turned the trick in 2001 that a Tribe batter hit a grand slam in his first collegiate at bat.
Wingate mounted an uprising in the eight scoring seven times. The big blow was a grand slam by Josh Benton (Gold Hill, NC). Michael Taylor (Greenville, NC) brought the Bulldogs within 14-8 with a two-run double, but Lee Dupre (Salisbury, NC) set down five of the final six batters, four by strikeout, to end the game.
Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) earned the win for Catawba. He allowed just one hit with a walk and six strikeouts in six innings of work. Benton and Taylor each had two hits for the Bulldogs.
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) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
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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