Baseball

Link and Lyerly Help Lift Baseball to 11-10 Win at the Abbey

BELMONT, NC -- Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) and Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) each knocked in four runs and Catawba held on for an 11-10 win over host Belmont Abbey in baseball action on Thursday afternoon at Abbey Yard.  The 17th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 4-0, while the Crusaders fall to 1-4.

The Indians entered the ninth with a 10-5 lead and a two-out solo home run by Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) proved to be important at the end.  The Crusaders rallied and cut the margin to 11-10 on a three-run homer by Chris Vasquez, but Travis McSweeney (Palm Harbor, FL/East Lake HS) was able to get the final out to preserve the win.

Catawba stranded five runners in the first three innings as the Crusaders worked out of bases loaded jams in the first and third innings.  The Indians finally broke through in the fourth on a two-out, two-run single by Link.  Lyerly followed with a three-run homer for a 5-0 edge.

Belmont Abbey tied the game in the fifth on a three-run shot by Danny Brion.  Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) worked out of further damage and would get the win as Catawba answered back with two runs in its sixth.  Link broke the tie on a single. 

Lyerly went 5-for-5 at the plate, including a triple and the home run.  He extended his hitting streak to 39 games and has nine hits over the last two games.  Link added three hits, while Moore picked up two RBI.

Brion added a second home run in the big ninth inning for Belmont Abbey, totaling four RBI on the day.  Chris and Justin Vazquez each collected three hits.  Both teams pounded out 16 hits.

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1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

2
September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

10
September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

19
September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

24
September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

25
September 25

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

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September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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September 30

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

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

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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