Baseball Rally Falls A Run Short in 8-7 Loss at Mars Hill


MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba’s late rally fell short as the Indians dropped an 8-7 decision at Mars Hill in baseball action on Friday afternoon at Henderson Field.  The Lions snap Catawba’s 11-game winning streak and improve to 18-28 overall and 7-14 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 27-13 and 11-8.

The Lions used a seven-run fourth inning to grab the lead.  After an unearned run in the first, Mars Hill fell behind after three innings.  Catawba opened the third with a single by Lee Page (Dillon, SC) and a double by Craig Lyerly (Salisbury, NC).  Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) and Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC) had RBI groundouts to score the runs.

In the fourth, Mars Hill tied the game on a RBI grounder by Devon Presnell (Boone, NC) then scored the final six runs with two outs.  James Dean (Lake Butler, FL) and Marc Wassum (Winter Park, FL) had run-scoring singles before Brian Williams (Orlando, FL) delivered a two-run single for a 6-2 lead.  Jonathan Helsabeck (Rural Hall, NC) and David DeSilva (Charlotte, NC) also had RBI singles in the frame.

Catawba got a run back in the fifth on a two-out single by Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) and added two runs with two outs in the eighth.  Bubba Morris (Spencer, NC) singled home a run and Page had a RBI double.

In the ninth, Baker walked, Query doubled and Sands walked to load the bases.  David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC) grounded to first to score a run and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) walked to reload the bases.  Brian Sommer (New Port Richey, FL) brought home a run with a groundout to short, but Morris grounded out to short to end the game.

Page and Sands led Catawba with two hits apiece.  Matt Seabolt (Asheboro, NC) entered in relief in the fourth and allowed the RBI single to DeSilva, but would allow only three more hits the rest of the way. 

Wassum and DeSilva each had three hits for Mars Hill, while Nick Tracy (Herndon, VA) improved to 5-1 with eight innings on the mound.  He allowed 10 hits and four earned runs.

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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) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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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