May 15, 2009
Lyerly Hits in 34th Straight Game, but Baseball Falls to FMU at Regionals
AIKEN, SC -- Francis Marion overcame an early 5-0 deficit to remain unbeaten at the 2009 NCAA II Southeast Region Baseball Tournament on Friday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the campus of USC Aiken with an 11-7 victory over fourth-seeded Catawba. The seventh-ranked and second-seeded Patriots extend their winning streak to 17 games and improve to 38-13-1. The Catawba Indians, ranked 21st, fall to 36-17 and will play USC Aiken in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. FMU will face Belmont Abbey on Saturday morning in the winners bracket final.
Down 5-3, the Patriots struck for four runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. Catawba got a run back in its fifth on a run-scoring double by Kevin McMillan (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS), but Preston Shuey added to the FMU lead in the sixth with a key two-out, three-run double as the Patriots went on top 11-6.
Ryan Query (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) accounted for the lone remaining run with a solo home run in the ninth for his 20th round-tripper of the season. After Catawba chased FMU starter David Walters in the second, Brandon Forschee limited the Indians to just one run on three hits over six and a third innings.
In the Tribe second, Cameron White (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS) got the big inning going with a one-out, solo home run. Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) followed with a bunt single and Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) reached on an error. Craige Lylery (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan) singled home a run with single that gave the junior a hit in a school-record 34th straight game.
Brian Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) and Query followed with RBI singles to chase Walters. McMillan drove home the final run of the frame with just on of the three hits off Forschee.
Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC/W. Caldwell HS) pitched into the fifth for Catawba, but left after a RBI double by Jared Barkdoll trimmed the lead to 5-4. The senior allowed just three hits, but walked five.
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0
Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165
Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178
Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140
Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203
Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182
Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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