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.

Box Score

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 24


«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

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Soccer (M) Team Photo