Baseball

Sands Goes 5-for-6 as Baseball Splits Doubleheader With IUP

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and visiting Indiana of Pennsylvania split a doubleheader in baseball action on Thursday at Newman Park.  The Hawks won the opener 6-2, while the Catawba Indians rallied for a 9-7 win in the nightcap.  Catawba moves to 17-9 on the season, while IUP stands at 10-3.

Dan Snyder (Shelocta, PA) tossed a five-hit complete game in the opener for IUP.  He allowed two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts.  Three consecutive two-out singles in the second gave the Hawks their first run as Corey Betz (Dillsburg, PA) drove home T.J. Nichols (Sykesville, PA).  Jamie Smith (Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA) homered in the third for a 2-0 lead.

Betz would add a two-run homer in the fourth before Catawba scratched for a run in the fifth on a single by Andrew O’Neal (King, NC/W. Stokes HS).  A pair of unearned runs in the seventh padded the IUP advantage.  Betz had three hits in the opener for the Hawks, while Nichols added two and scored twice.  Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) had two hits and scored two runs for Catawba.

The Indians would score four times in the eighth inning of the nightcap to rally from a 7-5 deficit.  Catawba had just one hit in the frame, a leadoff single by Bubba Morris (Spencer, NC/N. Rowan HS).  With one out, an error, a hit batter and a bases loaded walk forced home Morris.  Joe Manser (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) scored a balk to tie the game and Sands’ sacrifice fly put Catawba on top.  Another error led the final run.

Matt Seabolt (Asheboro, NC/Asheboro HS) pitched the ninth to earn his fourth save in relief of Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS), who tossed two shutout innings to pick up the win.  Weston Church (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) recorded the final out of the first inning with the bases loaded after IUP had scored four runs then threw five additional innings without allowing an earned run (three unearned).

The first four Hawk batters of game two scored.  Shayne Busti (Cruciable, PA) hit a two-run homer to cap the scoring.  Catawba fought back with three runs of its own in the first inning, using a pair of errors and getting RBI singles from Sands and Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS). 

IUP added three more runs in the sixth as the Tribe committed three errors in the frame.  Catawba cut the lead to 7-5 in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC/Ledford HS) and a single by Church.  Sands had three hits for Catawba in game two with Morris adding two more.  Paul Bingham (Hanover, PA) collected four hits for the Hawks and Kyle Stryker (Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA) added three.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30

Calendar

«September 2017»
1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

78
September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
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

10
September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

16
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

1718
September 18

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

19
September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

23
September 23

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

24
September 24

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

25
September 25

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

26
September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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September 29

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

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

30
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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