Baseball

Baseball splits doubleheader with Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College and visiting Tusculum split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. Catawba took the opener 4-1, while Tusculum held on for an 8-7 win in the nightcap. Catawba now stands at 26-20 overall and 10-8 in the SAC, while Tusculum is 26-22 and 10-10. The Indians lost a chance for the league crown earlier in the day as Carson-Newman swept a doubleheader from Mars Hill. Catawba scored all its runs in the opener in the first inning. Israel Morrow (Claremont, NC) delivered a RBI triple, while Curt Motsinger (Kernersville, NC) doubled home a run. Brian Hatley (Salisbury, NC) had a key two-out, two-run single to cap the scoring. That was enough for Tribe ace Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC), who shutout the Pioneers until the ninth. Tusculum managed just one hit over the first eight innings, a two-out bunt single by David McMahon (Knoxville, TN) in the sixth. Mike Holt (Jefferson City, TN) would end a streak of 32 consecutive scoreless innings tossed by Snyder against league opposition with a one-out homer in the ninth. It was also the first earned run allowed by the sophomore to a SAC team in 39 innings. Motsinger doubled twice for Catawba in the opener, while Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) and Chad Hill (Bennett, NC) also had two hits. Snyder allowed just three hits in improving his mark to 8-2. He walked two, hit two and struck out three. Tusculum used a two-out, three-run homer by Holt in the second inning of the nightcap to built a 4-0 lead. Catawba got a RBI triple from Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) and a run-scoring hit from Motsinger to close within 5-2, but Holt hit a sacrifice fly and Casey Taylor (Clinton, TN) had a two-out, RBI single to push the margin to 7-2. The Pioneers took an 8-3 lead to the last inning and Catawba looked to be going quietly with two out and no one on, when the Indians got two hits, a walk and a grand slam by Blair Reynolds (King, NC) to shave the deficit to 8-7. Two pitchers later, Catawba had runners at first and second, but Matt Bakerís (Charlotte, NC) line drive into the gap in left was caught by McMahon. Holt had two hits and four RBI to lead the Pioneers, while Taylor drove in two on a pair of hits, including a homer. Reynolds had three hits for Catawba, while Smith, Hill and Motsinger each had two. Jason Burleson (Knoxville, TN) evened his mark at 3-3, while Justin Aldredge (Lafollette, TN) recorded the last out to earn his seventh save. #######

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 1:00VideoStats
Football @ Mars Hill, 1:00VideoStats
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL, 2:00Stats
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 3:30VideoStats

Calendar

«September 2018»
1
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

45
September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

9
September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

11
September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

22
September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

24
September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

26
September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

28
September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

29
September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

30
September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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