Query's Two Homers Pace Baseball to Sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba built an early 6-0 lead then held off visiting Lenoir-Rhyne to complete a three-game sweep in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon with a 10-7 win.  The Catawba Indians got a pair of three-run homers from Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) in improving to 23-13 overall and 12-3 in the SAC.  The Bears fell to 23-17 and 9-9.

Catawba had just three hits over the first five innings, but all were round-trippers.  The Indians scored four times in the first inning on just one hit.  After a pair of walks to open the frame, Query connected on the first pitch he saw for his first homer and a 3-0 lead.  A walk and a hit batter led to the final run, which crossed the plate on a groundout by Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS).

Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) had a solo home run in the second and Cameron White (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS) hit a solo shot in the fourth for the 6-0 lead.  The Bears chipped away at the deficit and pulled within 6-4 in the seventh after a two-out, two-run double by Max Loveland (Bradenton, FL).

Catawba got the runs right back in its seventh with Query again connecting for the big blow with his second three run homer for a 9-4 edge.  Lyerly had led off with a single and Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) reached on error before Query again launched the first pitch he was offered.  McMillan later doubled home a run to extend the lead to 10-4. 

Lenoir-Rhyne rallied in the ninth, scoring three times, but Hatley got the final two outs.  Loveland had one of the RBI in the ninth and finished with two hits and three RBI on the day.  Hank Wofford (Clover, SC), Evan Taylor (Charlotte, NC), Jake Hartley (Bluffton, SC) and Anthony Sulley (Charlotte, NC) also had two hits for the Bears, who out-hit the Indians 13-8.

Query’s two hits and six RBI paced Catawba.  Lyerly had two hits and scored three runs.  McMillan also had a pair of hits and drove in two.  Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC/W. Caldwell HS) picked up the win as he limited the Bears to five hits and two runs (one earned) over his six innings.

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Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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