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McMillan and Query Each Drive Home Five as Baseball Tops North Greenville 13-7

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SALISBURY, NC -- Senior’s Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) and Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) each drove in five runs as Catawba topped visiting North Greenville 13-7 in baseball action on Monday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 29-15 overall, while the Crusaders fall to 8-26.

Query reached base six times in the game with three hits and three walks and scored five runs.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) also enjoyed a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 and was hit by a pitch.  Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) picked up a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to 25 games which ties Jerry Sands with the second longest streak in school history.  Earl Lentz holds the school mark, hitting in 33 games over the 1955 and 1956 seasons.

Down 1-0 in the second, Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) tied the game with a double which started a five-run outburst.  Query drew a walk to force home a run and McMillan singled home two runs.  Derek Fulmer (Pelion, SC) pulled the Crusaders within 5-4 on a three-run homer in the third, but Catawba struck back with four runs, three on a bases clearing double by Query, to go on top 9-4.

Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) threw five and a third strong innings of relief to earn the win.  He allowed one run on four hits with a pair of strikeouts.  McMillan, who had three hits, drove home runs in the fifth and sixth.  Query capped his day with a home run in the eighth. 

Fulmer led North Greenville with three hits and four RBI.  Chad Drosieko (Easley, SC) and Rob Dobbins (Greenville, SC) also homered for the Crusaders. 

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