Baseball Takes Two From Lenoir-Rhyne Behind Link and Query


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba claimed a pair of wins over visiting Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon.  The Catawba Indians won the completion of a suspended game 5-4 then took a 14-3 victory in a following game.  Catawba improves to 22-13 overall and 11-3 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 23-16 and 9-8.

In the halted game, Catawba led 5-3 when the game was stopped due to lightening in the bottom of the fifth.  The Indians had rallied from an early 3-0 deficit.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) tied the game in the fourth with a three-run homer and a two-out run-scoring double by Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) put the Indians on top.

Link doubled home a run in the fifth just before the game was stopped.  The Bears had taken the early lead on a two-run double by Michael Pleau (Vero Beach, FL) in the second and a RBI groundout from Mex Loveland (Bradenton, FL) in the third.

The lone run after the game was resumed came on a home run by Loveland to leadoff the eighth.  Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS) pitched a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save.  Blake Ketner (Davidson, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) got the win, tossing five innings before the game was halted.  He allowed three runs, two earned, off eight hits with four strikeouts. 

Loveland drove home a run for Lenoir-Rhyne in the opening frame of the second game as the Bears again took a 3-0 lead.  Two other runs scored in the first inning off a Catawba error.  The Indians fought back on a two-run double by Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) in the first and two runs off a Bear throwing error in the second.

Catawba erupted for six runs in the third to break the game open.  Eleven batters went to the plate in the inning with Query capping the outburst with a two-run single.  The senior finished off the scoring with a single in the sixth for his fifth RBI of the contest.

Query had four hits in the 18-hit attack for Catawba in the second game.  Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS) each had three hits.  Tim Holmes (Bay Village, OH/Bay HS) went six innings to grab the win.  He scattered eight hits with only one run being earned while striking out four.

Evan Taylor (Charlotte, NC) had two hits for the Bears in game two after going 3-for-4 in the first game.  Loveland and Stephen Andrews (Winston-Salem, NC) each had two hits in game two for Lenoir-Rhyne.

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«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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