Baseball Gets Back To Action, Tops Lake Erie


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba returned to baseball action for the first time in nearly two weeks and claimed a 12-3 win over Lake Erie on Thursday afternoon in a game played at Lenoir-Rhyne’s Bears Field.  The Catawba Indians up their record to 7-4, while the Storm fall to 1-3.

 Catawba collected 17 hits in the win, getting three each from Chris Ahearn (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS), Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS), Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) and Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS).  Freshman Michael Trombino (Boca Raton, FL/Calvary Academy) got the win, tossing his predetermined three innings and allowing just one hit.

The Indians took the lead in the third.  Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) singled with two outs and stole second.  He scored on a hit by Ahearn.  Query followed with a two-run homer for a 3-0 edge.

After Lyerly pushed the lead to 4-0 with a run-scoring double, Lake Erie cut the deficit in half in the fifth.  Brandon James singled home a pair of runs to make the score 4-2.  Hatley drove home a run for Catawba in the fifth and the Tribe put up three runs in the sixth to stretch the lead to 8-3.  The Indians added three more in the eighth for insurance.

Query drove in three runs for Catawba with Ahern and Hatley adding two each.  Ben Reed and John Shaposka each had two hits for the Storm.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo