Baseball Wins Wild Affair With #11 Erskine 15-14


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba scored on an error in the ninth inning to rally past 11th-ranked Erskine to claim a wild 15-14 victory in baseball action on Wednesday night at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians snap a four-game losing streak and improve to 20-13.  Erskine has a six-game winning streak halted as the Flying Fleet fall to 31-9.

Catawba opened the ninth with a pair of walks and when Zeb Link’s (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) sacrifice attempt was thrown away at third, Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) raced home with the winning run.  The Indians rallied back from an 11-4 deficit after four and half innings.

The Indians, which had been shutout over its previous two games, jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after an inning.  Criage Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) led of with a single and Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) singled him home.  It marked a big night for both as each would collect three hits.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/Ragsdale HS) hit a two-run homer and Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) added a solo shot for the four-run lead.

Erskine battled back and went on top 8-4 in the fourth as it scored seven times after two were out.  Keith Hill (Abbeville, SC) connected for a grand slam to give the Flying Fleet a 5-4 lead, while Bryan Fogle (Lexington, SC) and Matt Schneider (Greenville, SC) also homered in the inning.

Three more Erskine homer started the fifth as Cody McElhaney (Beech Island, SC), Zach McCarthy (Spartanburg, SC) and Greg Huff (McDonough, GA) went back-to-back-to-back for an 11-4 lead.  Catawba stormed back in its fifth with a seven-run frame of its own.  Chris Ahearn (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) had a three-run homer and Parker tied the game with a two-run single.

Query put the Indians up 12-11 with a solo homer to lead off the sixth, but Erskine tied the game on a two-out single by Schneider in the seventh.  A RBI single by Lyerly with two outs in the eighth put the Tribe back on top and the Indians added a second run on an error for a 14-12 edge.  Erskine tied the game one last time on Fogle’s second homer, a two-run dinger in the ninth, before Catawba won the game without a hit in its ninth.

Catawba pounded out 16 hits in the win.  Cameron White (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS) also had three hits for the Indians.  Fogle and Schneider each had three hits in a 14-hit attack for Erskine, which hit seven homers.  Catawba added four long balls.  Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) got the win for Catawba despite giving up the homer in the ninth and improved to 7-2.  Atlee Pearson (Duncan, SC), the last of seven Erskine pitchers, took the loss, falling to 5-2.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
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.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

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)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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