Baseball Grabs 10-Inning Win Over #12 USC-Aiken

Kepley's bases-loaded walk drives in winning run


AIKEN, SC – Junior Matt Kepley (Greensboro, NC) drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning and Catawba knocked off 12th-ranked USC-Aiken 6-5 at Hernandez Stadium on Tuesday night.  With the win, the Catawba Indians improve to 13-8, while the Pacers fall to 14-4. 

In the 10th, Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) drew a leadoff walk, while Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) collected one out singles to load the bases.  Kepley would coax a walk on a 3-2 pitch to drive in the go-ahead run.  Evans tossed a perfect ninth to grab his fourth save, striking out a pair of batters.

It marked the fourth straight one-run game between the teams as Aiken swept last season three-game set.  Matt Seabolt (Asheboro, NC) earned the win for the Tribe as he tossed two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit.  Evans collected three hits at the plate, while Baker and Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC) each had two.

Catawba took the early advantage, scoring single runs in the first two innings.  Craig Lyerly (Salisbury, NC) reached on an error in the first and scored without the benefit of a hit.  He advanced on a passed ball and a fly out before scoring on a wild pitch.  Evans doubled with one out in the second and scored on a two-out single by Zeb Link.

Aiken would strike in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.  After being no-hit by Paul Link (Salisbury, NC) over the first four innings, Chris Sheehan (Downers Grove, IL) led off with a single and Ken Raborn (Evans, GA) doubled.  A single by Josh Euchues (Newberry, SC) scored the first run and Marc Joehnk’s (Lynnwood, WA) bunt single tied the game.  The Pacers went on top on a sacrifice fly by Darryl Pui (Thornhill, Ontario, CANADA).

Sands tied the game in the Tribe sixth on a solo homer, but the Pacers used an unearned run to go back on top 4-3 after six innings.  Lyerly put the Indians ahead in the seventh with a two-out, two-run single.  Aiken pulled even with a run of its own in its seventh on a RBI infield single by Brad Johnson (Gilbert, SC).

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«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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