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.

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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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