Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Wingate, Moves Within a Half Game of SAC Lead


WINGATE, NC -- Catawba and Wingate split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Ron Christopher Stadium and Plyler Athletic Field.  Wingate rallied for two runs in the ninth to take the opener 5-4, while Catawba grabbed a 4-1.  The Catawba Indians now stand at 19-10 overall and 8-4 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs are 13-20 and 4-5.

Spencer Robinson’s (Bessemer City, NC) two-out double in the ninth-inning of the seven inning contest lifted the Bulldogs in the opener.  Cale Rogers (Snow Camp, NC) led off the inning with a single and pinch-hitter Kevin Childs (Anderson, SC) reached on an error.  Two batters later Alex Chapman (Morganton, NC) laid down a bunt to plate Rogers with the tying run and Catawba walked Nick Siega-Riz (Clemmons, NC) intentionally to bring up Robinson.

Catawba had rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the sixth.  The Tribe loaded the bases with no outs and scored a pair of runs on an error.  Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS) doubled home the tying run with two outs.  The Indians took the lead in the ninth on a two-out double by Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS).

Siega-Riz put Wingate on top with a triple in the third inning.  Robinson would single him home for a 2-0 edge.  The Bulldogs tacked on an unearned run on a sacrifice fly by  Dustin Hurdle (Burlington, NC) in the fifth.

Robinson went 3-for5 with two RBI in the opener.  Rogers and Siega-Riz also had two hits.  Cameron Falcon (Durham, NC. got the win for the Bulldogs, going 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three.  Baker and Andrew O’Neal (King, NC/W. Stokes HS) each had three hits for Catawba.  

Catawba struck for a pair of run in the opening inning of the nightcap on two-out singles by Query and Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS).  That would be enough support for Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC/NW Cabarrus HS), who allowed a single run over five innings.  He gave up four hits and struck out five.

Heath Weatherford (Rockingham, NC) plated Robinson with a groundout in the fourth to cut the Bulldog deficit in half, but Catawba added two more runs in the fifth on a home run by Baker and a double by Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS).  Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC/W. Caldwell HS) got the final two outs to pick up the save.

Query had three hits to pace Catawba.  Baker, Sands and Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan) each delivered a pair of hits in the nightcap.

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«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

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

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

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

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

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

October 8

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

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

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

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

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 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165

Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178

Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140

Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203

Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6

October 21

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

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