Baseball falls in league opener

JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba College dropped its South Atlantic Conference baseball opener 9-6 to host and 20th-ranked Carson-Newman at the Silver Diamond Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Eaglesí Matt Huskey pitched six innings, allowing just two earned runs to improve his record to 7-0. Carson-Newman improves to 16-6 and 1-0 in the SAC, while Catawba falls to 13-6 and 0-1.Catawba grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second inning as Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) singled home a run and after a run scored on an error, Israel Morrow (Claremont, NC) singled home another run. Carson-Newman came right back in its second, getting a run-scoring double from Wes Ward and a three-run home run by Jason Linebarger. The Eagles would take command in the fourth, getting three two out hits to plate three runs to go on top 8-3. Catawba got a sacrifice fly from Chad Hill (Bennett, NC) in the sixth and a RBI double from Blair Reynolds (King, NC) in the seventh to close the gap. In the ninth, Reynolds singled home a run to get the tying run to the plate, but Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) was retired on a grounder to first to end the game. Morrow, Reynolds and Curt Motsinger (Kernersville, NC) each had two hits for the Tribe, while Reynolds drove home two runs. Heath Mason was 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI to lead the Eagles, while Linebarger had two hits and the three RBI on his third home run of the season. Ryan West came in to face Southard in the ninth and recorded his ninth save. Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA) allowed eight runs in three and two-thirds innings for Catawba. David Stroup (Pfafftown, NC) and Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) gave the Tribe a chance to rally by holding Carson-Newman to a single run in four and one-third innings of relief. #######

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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