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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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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