March 3, 2007
Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader from Presbyterian
Tribe bangs out six homers in opener
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba connected on six homers in the opener and got a solid pitching performance from Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) in the second game as the Indians swept a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader from visiting Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. Catawba won by the scores of 16-8 and 5-1 as the Indians improve to 11-8 overall and 4-4 in the SAC. The Blue Hose fall to 9-15 and 2-6.
Catawba jumped on Presbyterian in the opener, grabbing an 11-0 lead after two innings. Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) put the Tribe on top with a two-run homer in the first inning. Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC) capped a seven-run second for Catawba with his second grand slam of the season.
The Indians would hit three homers in the fifth inning, tying a school mark and giving the Tribe six on the day which also tied a school record. Catawba pounded out 21 hits in the opening game win with David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) and Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC) each collecting four hits.
Presbyterian had 16 hits, five of which came in a six-run ninth. Casey Carlson (Lexington, SC) had three hits and three RBI for PC in the opener. The Blue Hose would leave 14 on base. Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) picked up the win for Catawba and improved to 3-2. He allowed just two runs on nine hits in seven innings.
Fairweather would keep the Blue Hose off the board until the sixth inning of the nightcap. Thomas was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the first for Catawba, went to second on a groundout, stole third and scored on a groundout by Sands. Thomas connected on a solo homer in the third to put Catawba up 2-0.
Criag Lyerly (Salisbury, NC) squeezed home Query in the fourth and Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) doubled home a run in the fifth to stretch the advantage to 5-0. The Blue Hose opened the sixth with three straight hits, scoring on a single by Bobby Holmes (Quinton, VA).
The Blue Hose looked to reduce the margin further after Kyle Craven (Savannah, GA) drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Sands would turn in the key play for Catawba as he snared a line drive by Russell Robinson (Mt. Pleasant, SC) and threw out Robert Anders (Greenville, SC) at the plate. Cliff Poole (Greensboro, NC) got the Tribe out of the sixth and Matt Seabolt (Asheboro, NC) tossed a hitless seventh.
Fairweather improved to 3-1 as he allowed a run on five hits with four strikeouts. Daniel Hill (Matthews, NC) allowed just three hits in four and two-thirds innings for PC, but walked three and hit two batters. Baker collected two of Catawba’s five hits in the nightcap.
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Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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
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
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16
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.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
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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