Robbins' first career homer helps Baseball to 12-11 win

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College overcame an early six-run deficit and defeated visiting Wingate 12-11 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park. Catawba scored the winning run with two outs in the ninth on an error. The Indians improve to 18-12 overall and 5-3 in the SAC, while Wingate falls to 14-15-1 and 3-6. Wingate stormed out to a 6-0 lead after a half inning. The Bulldogs opened the game with three consecutive singles, followed by a three-run homer by Andrew Romberger (Norristown, PA). After two strikeouts, the Bulldogs put together four more hits, getting run-scoring hits by Andrew Connor (Randleman, NC) and Stuart James (Wingate, NC). Catawba got back in the game with three of its own in the first. Three hits to open the inning produced a run on a single by Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) and the Tribe added two more runs on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly. Wingate would add two runs in both the second and third innings. David Yount (Forest City, NC) hit a two-run homer with two outs in the second, while Toby Bicknell (Charlotte, NC) and Chris Torres (Charlotte, NC) had two-out, run-scoring doubles in the third. Catawba got a single run in the second on the first career home run by senior Mike Robbins (Columbia, SC), then crept back within three runs following Chad Hill's (Bennett, NC) two-run triple with two outs in the fourth. The Indians would tie the game at 10-10 on a three-run homer by Curt Motsinger (Kernersville, NC) in the sixth. The Bulldogs retook the lead in the seventh on a leadoff homer by Brandon Wright (Dallas, NC), but Catawba benefitted from a two-out error in its seventh to tie the game. Wingate loaded the bases in the eight with one out, but Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) worked out of the jam, getting Yount to pop out and Wright on a fly out. Wingate again threatened in the ninth after a single by Brian Fulp (Winston-Salem, NC) and a walk by Connor, but James was robbed on a line shot to gap in rightfield by Motsinger and pinch-hitter Ken Pasour (Dallas, NC) grounded into a double play. Catawba got a one-out single by Blair Reynolds (King, NC) in the ninth and after Israel Morrow (Claremont, NC) reached on a fielder's choice, he advanced to second on a wild pitch. Southard chopped a grounder to third that Pasour threw high to first to allow Morrow to score the winning run. Morrow led the 19-hit Catawba attack, going 4-for-5. Reynolds, who set a new Catawba record with his 21st double of the season to lead off the first, had three hits along with Southard and Hill. James and Torres each had three hits for the Bulldogs. #######

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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