McMillan's Grand Slam Helps Baseball Split DH With LMU


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and Lincoln Memorial battled to a split of a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Railsplitters took the opener 6-4, while Catawba rallied for a 13-12 win in the nightcap.  The Catawba Indians now stand at 9-5 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while LMU is 13-10 and 3-6.

Catawba salvaged the split on Kevin McMillan’s (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) grand slam with one out in the sixth.  With one out, Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS) singled and Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) drew a walk.  That set the table for McMillan who hit a 2-2 pitch over the right field wall to give Catawba its 13-12 edge.

LMU came back in the seventh and loaded the bases with one out.  Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS), who did not allow a run in his three and two-thirds innings of relief, got an infield pop up and a strike out to end the game.

The Railsplitters took a 4-0 lead after a half inning, keyed by a two-run single by John Couch (Bonnyman, KY).  Catawba battled back to take a 7-5 lead after two innings, scoring four times in the second on solo home runs by Jake Faggart (Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) and Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and a two-run homer by Query.

Lincoln Memorial went back on top in the third following a three-run homer from Ralph Rosas (Bayamon, PUERTO RICO).  Joseph Horsley’s (Corryton, TN) three-run homer in the fifth pushed the LMU lead to 12-8, but Furr shut down the Railsplitters from their and the Indians rallied.

Rosas had four hits for LMU in the nightcap after collecting three hits in the opener.  Shane Kaufman (Miramar, FL) had three hits in the first game and a pair in game two.  Query had three hits in each game for Catawba.  Lyerly had three hits in the opener and two in the nightcap.

 Cody Pack (Andersonville, TN) staked Lincoln Memorial to a lead in the opener with a two-run homer in the second then the Railsplitters held on to grab the win.  Catawba would strand 14 runners, including six in the final three innings. 

LMU led 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh when Catawba loaded the bases with one out.  Hatley got a run home on a sacrifice fly and a single by McMillan loaded the bases again.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) was hit by a pitch to force home a run to make it 4-3, but reliever Jeff Ludlow (Palm Harbor, FL) got a comebacker to end the frame.

Pack had a RBI double in the eight and Tommy Castro (Deerfield Beach, FL) singled home a run in the ninth as LMU stretched the lead to 6-3.  Link would double with one out in the ninth to put a pair of runners on and Joe Manser (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) got one run in on a groundout, but Ludlow got a strikeout to end the game.

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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 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

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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.

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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)

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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