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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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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