Baseball Gives Top-Ranked Tampa Battle in 7-5 Loss


TAMPA, FL -- Catawba College fell to top-ranked Tampa 7-5 in baseball action on Friday night at the Tampa Baseball Field.  The Spartans improve to 4-1 with the win, while the Catawba Indians fall to 4-2.  The game marked a rematch of last season’s South Region final which was won by Tampa.

David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) helped the Tribe grab the early lead.  He led off with a single, later stole third, and scored on a two-out single by Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC).  Catawba would leave the bases loaded in the inning as Tampa averted further damage.

The Spartans tied the score in the third as Junior Mejia (Ventnor, NJ) led off with a single and later scored on a RBI groundout by Ryan Kennedy (Bradenton, FL).  Catawba grabbed the lead right back on a solo homer by Baker in the fourth.  Tampa answered in the fifth on a two-out RBI single by Jose Jimenez (Miami, FL) and took the lead in the sixth on a run-scoring single by Nolan Brannon (St. Petersburg, FL).

Brannon extended the lead in the seventh with a two-run single and Mejia drove home another run on a fielder’s choice to give Tampa a 7-2 lead after seven.  Catawba got three runs back in the eighth with Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC) driving home two with a two-out single.  That would be all for the Tribe as Jonathan Holt (Leesburg, FL) struck out the side in the ninth to earn his second save.

Kevin Ferguson (Port St. Lucie, FL) tossed six innings to earn the win and move to 2-0.  He allowed six hits and two runs with eight strikeouts.  Tim Smith (1-1) allowed four runs on 11 hits with three strikeouts in taking the loss for the Indians.

Roberto Mena (Rio Grande, PUERTO RICO) collected three hits for the Spartans with Brannon delivering three RBI.  Thomas, Baker and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) each had a pair of hits for Catawba.

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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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