Baseball Drops Doubleheader to #1 Tampa 7-4 and 10-7


TAMPA, FL -- The top-ranked University of Tampa swept Catawba in a baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the Tampa Baseball Field.  The Spartans improve to 6-1, winning by the scores of 7-4 and 10-7.  Catawba falls to 4-4.

David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) tripled to leadoff the opener and scored on a single by Matt Kepley (Greensboro, NC) as Catawba went on top 1-0.  Tampa benefited from a Tribe error in the first and tied the score on a two-out hit by Roberto Mena (Rio Grande, PUERTO RICO).

The Spartans took the lead in the second with two runs, one off a sacrifice fly and the second on a Tribe error.  Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) had a RBI in the third for Catawba and Kepley tied the score in the fifth with a RBI grounder.  Tampa would grab the lead right back on a two-run homer by Ryan Kennedy (Bradenton, FL) in the Spartan fifth. 

Catawba out-hit the Spartans 13-7 in the opener, but committed three errors.  Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC) tossed into the seventh and allowed all seven runs, only four earned.  Thomas was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

In game two, Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC) went 4-for-4 with three RBI, but Tampa erased an early 4-0 deficit with a five-run third.  Sands had a RBI single to open the scoring and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) capped a four-run first with a two-run homer.

Tampa got a solo homer by Kennedy in the first and tied the score in the second on a two-run homer by Troy Ferguson (Rochester, MA).  Junior Mejia (Ventnor, NJ) capped the big third for the Spartans with a three-run shot.  Query had a solo homer for the Tribe in the sixth and added a two-run double in the seventh.

Today's Events

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate, 4:00
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate, 7:00


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 59-74 L

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 73-44

Basketball (M) @ Queens 65-83


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Basketball (M) Team Photo