Baseball avoids sweep of opening league series

JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba College earned a split of a doubleheader against 20th-ranked Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference baseball action at the Silver Diamond Complex on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles won the first game 8-4, while Catawba gained its first league win with a 13-11 victory in the second game. Catawba improves to 14-7 overall and 1-2 in the SAC, while Carson-Newman now stands at 17-7 and 2-1. Trailing 4-2 entering the seventh, Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) connected for a two-out, two- run homer to tie the score. Carson-Newman won the game in the bottom half on Jason Southerland's two-out grand slam. The Eagles took the lead early on Aaron Shaffer's two-run homer in the first and added two unearned runs in the third. The Indians got single runs on Southard's RBI single in the third and Matt Baker's (Charlotte, NC) run-scoring single in the fourth. Catawba benefitted from seven Eagle errors in the second game and added 10 hits to grab a 13-11 win. Southard got the Tribe started with a two-run double in the first, but the Eagles struck for five in the first, three on a home run by Harry Slater, to lead 5-3 after an inning. Catawba retook the lead with three more runs in the second as Chad Hill (Bennett, NC) plated two with a triple. Carson-Newman scored two runs in the second and third to lead 9-7, but the Indians added four in the fourth to take the lead for good. Three errors benefitted the Tribe cause and Mike Robbins (Columbia, SC) had a two-run double to tie the score at 9-9. Blair Reynolds (King, NC) and Southard had RBI singles in the sixth to push the lead to 13-9 before Heath Mason hit a two-run shot in the sixth for Carson-Newman to close the gap to 13-11. Brian Hatley (Salisbury, NC) earned the win in relief for the Tribe, tossing six innings and allowing six runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. Southard had three hits and three RBI, while Reynolds and Robbins each had two RBI. Slater hit a pair of home runs for Carson-Newman and had four RBI. Wes Miller had four hits. #######

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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