Baseball Falls to Tusculum in 11 Innings


GREENEVILLE, TN -- Mark Deans delivered a two-out single in the 11th inning to lift 15th-ranked Tusculum to a 4-3 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park.  With the win, the Pioneers improve to 8-6 overall and 2-3 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-8 and 2-4.

            Tusculum junior Ricky Feliz went 4-for-6 and scored the winning run on Deans’ base hit to the gap in right field.  Catawba freshman Zeb Link accounted for three hits, while Jerry Sands posted a pair of singles in the loss.
            Tusculum drew first blood in the second inning when Pioneers plated an unearned off of Catawba starter Paul Link.  Marc Hyndsman drew a two-out walk and eventually scored thanks to a pair of Catawba errors.  Catawba knotted the game at 1-1 in the fifth frame when Craig Lyerly led off with a double and later scored on Zeb Link's RBI groundout.
The Pioneers plated two runs in the seventh inning when Matt Webb reached on an error and moved to third on Aaron Hudgins' single to left.  Webb would score on a sacrifice fly by Michael Axt, while Hudgins' crossed the plate on Maikol Gonazalez' RBI single.
            Catawba wasted little time to answer as they tied the game at 3-3 with two runs in the top of the eighth.  Zeb Link and Sands led off with back-to-back singles and moved up a base on a wild pitch.  Ryan Query grounded out to score Link from third base, while Sands scored later in the frame on Kevin McMillan's fielder's choice.
            The score would stay tied heading into the 11th inning as Tusculum's Ben Swaggerty and Catawba's Matt Seabolt pitched well in the final three frames.
            In the top of the inning, Catawba mounted a two-out rally as Brett Hatley and David Thomas reached on back-to-back errors.  With runners at first and second, Zeb Link singled to left field, but before Hatley crossed the plate Thomas was thrown out at third base to end the inning.
            Feliz led off the Tusculum half of the inning with a single and moved to second on Gonzalez' bunt.  After an intentional walk to Carlos Rivera and a strikeout of Christian Rosa, Deans stepped up and laced a single the opposite way to bring home Feliz with the winning score.
            Swaggerty (2-0) scattered two hits and posted a strikeout in his three innings of work to record the win.  Seabolt (0-1) pitched well as he scattered six hits, allowed a run, walked two and struck out two in his 3.2 innings of relief.

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«February 2019»
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 4 p.m.

February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 3 p.m.

February 20

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 7 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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