February 21, 2009
Strong Pitching Leads Baseball To Sweep of #12 Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba opened South Atlantic Conference baseball action by sweeping a doubleheader from 12th-ranked Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 10-4 and 5-0 and have four wins against top 25 teams this season. Catawba improves to 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the SAC. The Eagles fall to 8-5 and 0-2.
In the opener, the Indians pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of three C-N errors to win 10-4. The Eagles managed eight hits in the game.
Craige Lyerly (
The Indians struck first in the top of the fourth inning with two runs. Ahearn scored on a passed ball to give Catawba a 1-0 lead then Brett Hatley (
C-N put its first run on the board in the home half of the fifth. Wynn singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second on an Evan Patterson (
The Indians answered with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth on RBI singles by Faggart and Ahearn to give Catawba a 5-1 advantage. The Eagles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut Catawba's lead to 5-4. Antonio Nickel (
Faggart launched a two-out solo home run for Catawba in the eighth to give the Indians a 6-4 lead then the Tribe put the game away in the ninth with a four-run outburst. Blake Ketner (
Trevor Mullins (
As they did in the first game, the Indians struck in the top of the first inning. Query scored on a wild pitch to give Catawba an early 1-0 lead. The Indians added a run in the top of the second on an Ahearn single to right field that drove in Faggart to give the Indians a 2-0 advantage after two.
Catawba continued to pull away from the Eagles in the top of the fourth, extending its lead to 4-0 on a pair of C-N miscues. Lyerly singled home Zeb Link (
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