Link Improves to 6-0 As Baseball Wins Ninth Straight


BELMONT, NC -- Catawba used an eight-run third inning and went on to defeat host Belmont Abbey in baseball action on Thursday afternoon at Abbey Yard.  The win marks the ninth straight for the Catawba Indians, who improve to 25-12.  The Crusaders had its seven game winning streak snapped and fell to 25-13.

 Catawba took a 3-0 lead in the second inning with Bubba Morris (Spencer, NC) and Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) collecting RBI singles.  The Indians would break the game open in the third.  Morris had a two-run single and Lee Page (Dillon, SC) a two-run triple in the frame.  Catawba had just four hits in the inning, but drew four walks and had three hit batsmen.

 Paul Link (Salisbury, NC) improved to 6-0 as he sailed through five innings, allowing just one hit with four walks.  He exited in the sixth after the first four Crusader batters collected hits and got relief help from Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC) and Travis McSweeney (Palm Harbor, FL). 

For Belmont Abbey in the sixth, Will Breslin (Daytona Beach, FL) and Seth Waller (Salisbury, NC) led off with doubles and Alex Castellanos (Miami, FL) singled home Waller.  Patrick Atwell (China Grove, NC) added a RBI single with two outs and Tyler McKenzie (Winston-Salem, NC) had a two-run single as the Crusaders pulled within 11-5.

Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) had a leadoff homer for Catawba in the sixth, while Josh Haire (Mooresville, NC) drove home the final run with a RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.  Evans and Page each had three hits to pace the Tribe.  Castellanos had three hits for the Crusaders.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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