#17 Baseball Grabs Win; Lyerly's Hit Streak Ends at 39


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pulled out a 2-1 win over visiting Shippensburg in baseball action on Friday night at Newman Park.  The game was called after seven due to snow.  The 17th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 5-0, while the Red Raiders fall to 0-1.  Catawba senior Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) had a 39-game hitting streak as he went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Catawba starter Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS) tossed six innings, allowing just a single run off five hits and struck out a career-high nine batters.  Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) pitched a perfect seventh to earn his first save.

Shippensburg went on top in the first inning on a solo home run by A.J. Czap (Philipsburg, PA).  Catawba answered on a two-out double by Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville).  The Indians left the bases loaded in the fifth and Shippensburg wasted a leadoff double by Ben Miller (New Providence, PA) in the sixth.

The Indians took the lead in the bottom of the sixth as Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) raced home on a wild pitch as Griffin Wise (Gastonia, NC/Forestview HS).  Furr reached on a two-base error to open the inning and Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) beat out a bunt to put runners on the corners.  Bostian stole second as Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS). 

Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) collected three of Catawba’s six hits.  Lyerly and Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) each stole a pair of bases.

Nick Umberger (Downingtown, PA) allowed one run on five hits over five innings and posted nine strikeouts.  Ted Williams (Vienna, VA) took the loss in relief. 

Lyerly, who had nine hits in his last 10 at bats enter the game, failed to extend his school record streak.  He hit into a fielder’s choice in the first, walked in the third and was intentionally walked in the fifth after Moore and Link moved up on stolen bases with one out.  In his final at bat with the bases loaded, Lyerly hit a ball up the middle that was turned into a force out at second on the only play that could have been made.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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