Baseball Wins Another One-Run Game


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba help off Shippensburg and posted an 8-7 win in baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The 17th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 6-0, while the Red Raiders fall to 0-2.  The teams will conclude the series on Sunday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Brett Huffman (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) singled home a run in the second to get Catawba on the board then the Indians posted four in the third to break things open.  Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) had RBI singles and Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) added a sacrifice fly.  Two Red Raider errors aided in the scoring.

Cody Kulp (Boyerstown, PA) got Shippensburg on the board with a solo home run in the fourth.  Catawba stretched the lead to 7-1 with a pair or runs in the sixth.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) singled home a run and a second run scored on a throwing error.

Catawba starter Trevor Mullins (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS/Appalachian St.) breezed through the first six innings, but could not get out of the seventh as Shippensburg strung together four two-out hits.  Ben Miller (New Providence, PA) had a RBI-double with A.J. Czap (Philipsburg, PA) and Kulp adding run-scoring singles as the Red Raiders cut the lead to 7-4.

The Indians added a run in the eighth when Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) walked, stole second and then scored on a bad throw as he stole third.  It proved to be a much needed run as Shippensburg rallied in the ninth and put the go-ahead run at second with two outs.

With two outs in the ninth, Kris Kullman (Hummelstown, PA) singled home two runs and Eric Herman (Grantville, PA) doubled home another to cut the margin to 8-7.  Travis McSweeney (Palm Harbor, FL/East Lake HS) induced a comebacker to end the game.

Huffman and Neese led Catawba with two hits each.  Moore stole three bases to increase his season total to 11.  Kullman collected four hits for Shippensburg, while Kulp and Herman each had three.

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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

September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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

September 18

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

September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

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

September 25

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

September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

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

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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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