February 17, 2007
Baseball Drops Pair to Carson-Newman to Open League Play
Evans ties school mark with three homers in opener
SALISBURY, NC -- Carson-Newman rallied for a pair wins over 20th-ranked Catawba in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. The Eagles won by the scores of 9-7 and 5-3 to improve to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 6-6 and 0-2.
Catawba took a 7-4 lead after six innings of the opener after a record performance from Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC). The senior tied a Catawba record with three home runs and accounted for six RBI. Derek Long (Jefferson City, TN) capped a four-run third for the Eagles with a two-run single, but Evans erased the deficit with his second home run, a grand slam in the Tribe third.
Evans would hit his third homer in as many at bats in the sixth, but Carson-Newman put up its second four-run frame of the day in the seventh to take the lead for good. Brandon Burchfield (Maryville, TN) and Nick Achberger (Anderson, SC) each had RBI doubles to pull CN within 7-6 and Long tied the score with a sacrifice fly. Tyler Winn (LaGrange, GA) put the Eagles on top with a two-out, pinch-hit double to plate Achberger.
Each team pounded out 13 hits in the opener with Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC) joining Evans with three hits for Catawba. Burchfield, Long, Jason Gray (Rutledge, TN) and Langdon Potts (Jefferson City, TN) had two hits for the Eagles. Logan Simmons (Signal Mountain, TN) earned the win in relief, while Mark Carroll (Morristown, TN) earned his third save with two scoreless innings of relief.
Catawba used a Carson-Newman error to plate a pair of runs in the first inning of the nightcap. Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) hit a sacrifice fly and Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) singled home a run. The Tribe extended its lead to 3-0 in the fourth as Matt Walker (East Lyme, CT) singled home Baker, who had led off with a double.
Carson-Newman got a run back in the fifth on a RBI groundout by Potts then took the lead in the sixth on a three-run, pinch-hit homer by Michael Brown (Chattanooga, TN). Cole Draughn (Science Hill, KY) earned the win for the Eagles. He tossed five innings, allowing five hits and with five strikeouts. Only one of the three runs allowed were earned against Draughn.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
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
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
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
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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