Baseball Takes Series Finale 4-3 Over #23 Lenoir-Rhyne

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba grabbed a 4-1 lead after three innings and held off visiting Lenoir-Rhyne, taking a 4-3 win over the 23rd-ranked Bears in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 18-12 overall and 8-7 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 25-7 and 7-4.

Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) collected the first of his three hits in the opening inning, driving in Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) and Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) with a two-out single to put the Indians on top 2-0.  Mark Drucker (Boca Raton, FL) put the Bears on the board in the second as he singled in Evan Taylor (Charlotte, NC) with an unearned run.

Catawba added to its lead in the third as Sands and David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) hit back-to-back homers.  Derek Pugh (Asheboro, NC) singled home Taylor in the fourth and Dallas Tarleton (Monroe, NC) homered in the sixth as Lenoir-Rhyne drew within 4-3, but Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) and Paul Link (Salisbury, NC) kept the Bears off the board the rest of the way.

Smith, now 6-3, tossed seven innings, scattering five hits with five strikeouts.  Link worked the final two innings for his first save.  He allowed two hits and struck out two.  Evans had the only multi-hit game for the Tribe with his three hits, while Tarleton had two hits for the Bears.  Chris Henderson (Lincolnton, NC) tossed two and two-thirds innings of hitless relief for Lenoir-Rhyne.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.)

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo