Baseball Wins Opener Against Stillman


KANNAPOLIS, NC -- Freshman Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) had three hits and senior Chris Ahearn (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) had a pair of RBI triples, including the game-winning hit with two outs in the sixth, to help Catawba rally past Stillman for a 5-4 win in baseball action on Friday night at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.  It marked the opener for both teams.

 Down 4-3 entering the sixth, Jacob Faggart (Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) drew a leadoff walk and was wild pitched to third where he scored on a one-out single by Parker to tie the score.  After a deep fly out by Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS), Ahearn tripled into right center to plate Parker with the eventual winning run.

 Catawba starter Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) struck out the side to open the game and closer Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS) fanned three in the ninth to earn the save.  After Ketner retired the side to start the game, the Indians wasted little time in grabbing the early lead. 

Lyerly and Ahearn opened the Catawba half of the first inning with back-to-back triples and Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) plated Ahearn with a groundout for a 2-0 edge.  Catawba picked up a third run after a pair of one-out singles and a two-out error. 

Stillman used two Indian errors in the second to tie the game on just one hit.  Josh McGinnis drove home two with a double and Hampton Gibbs picked up a sacrifice fly.  The Tigers would grab the lead in the fifth.  Dustin Green led off with a double, was sacrificed to third and scored on a single up the middle by Mike Jackson. 

Stillman starter Josh Cagle settled down after allowing four hits to the first five Catawba batters as the lefty allowed just one hit over the next three frames, a two-out single by Parker in the fourth.  Catawba got a two-out double by Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS) and a walk by Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) in the fifth, but Alan Lawrence came in after a wild pitch and got Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) to pop out to end the frame.

Ketner grabbed the win, tossing six innings of four-hit ball with no walks and four strikeouts.  Only two of the runs he allowed were earned.  Parker led Catawba at the plate with three hits, with Ahearn and Hohn each picking up two hits.  Green had a pair of hits for Stillman.

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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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