April 18, 2008
Baseball Stays Unbeaten in SAC Tournament WIth 10-4 Win Over LR
HICKORY, NC -- Top-seeded Catawba got four hits from senior Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS) and eliminated fourth-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne with a 10-4 victory at the 2008 South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament on Friday afternoon at Bears Field on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne College. The Catawba Indians improve to 36-14 and advance to play the winner of the Carson-Newman/Tusculum game at noon on Saturday at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Bears fall to 21-30.
South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, David Thomas (Winston-Salem, NC/Ledford HS) led off the game with a triple and Baker singled him home to give the Indians an early 1-0 lead. Catawba scored three times in the second, capped by a run-scoring double by Baker, one of his three two-baggers on the day.
Catawba increased its lead to 7-0 in the fourth before Lenoir-Rhyne staged a rally. Daniel Ford (Youngstown, OH) broke through with a one-out single against Catawba starter Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC/W. Caldwell HS), who had not allowed a hit until that point. After a pair of two-out walk, Brian Dice (Hickory, NC) cleared the bases with a triple to cut the margin to 7-3. Ford helped cut the deficit to 7-4 with a RBI groundout in the fifth.
Baker helped Catawba regain the momentum in the sixth as he doubled with one out and scored on a single by Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS). Two batters later, Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) launched a towering two-run homer to left for a 10-4 Catawba lead.
Fairweather left after a leadoff single by Stephen Andrews (Winston-Salem, NC), but Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) finished up by tossing the final three innings to earn the save. He surrendered just one hit. Fairweather improved to 7-2 as he scattered four hits and struck out six. He issued four walks.
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