Baseball Stays Unbeaten With Sweep of Shippensburg


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba, ranked 17th in NCAA II, swept a baseball doubleheader from visiting Shippensburg on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park, winning 9-5 and 7-1.  The Catawba Indians remain undefeated, improving to 8-0, while the Red Raiders fall to 0-4. 

A pair of freshmen pitchers, Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) and Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS), earned wins on the mound with strong starts.  Lomascolo improved to 2-0 as he allowed just a run off four hits over six innings.  Whitley, making his first start, surrendered a run off just two hits as he worked into the sixth.

John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) put the Indians on top in the opener, connecting on the first pitch of the second inning for a home run.  Brett Huffman (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) led off the fourth with a first-pitch home run which started a five-run frame as the Indians took control by a 7-0 count.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) doubled home two runs and Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) connected on a two-run homer.

The Indians led 9-1 entering the seventh then held on as Shippensburg scored four times and got the tying run to the on deck circle.  Zack Piper (Shippensburg, PA) and Cody Kulp (Boyertown, PA) each doubled home a pair of runs.  Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) recorded a pair of outs after surrendering the double to Kulp to end the game.

Whitley allowed just one hit over five innings of the nightcap, before he was chased in the sixth after a one-out single and two walks.  Travis McSweeney (Palm Harbor, FL/East Lake HS) walked the first batter he faced to force home a run, but recorded the next five batters to close out the game.

Catawba scored three times in the first to grab the lead.  Lyerly singled home a run, while Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) doubled home a run with two outs and Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) followed with a RBI single.  Lyerly drove home another run in the second with Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) doubling home two in the third.  Furr capped a 3-for-3 night with a solo homer in the fourth.

Bostian also collected three hits in the nightcap for Catawba.  Parker had two hits in each game.  Eric Herman (Grantville, PA) had three hits for the Red Raiders in the two games.  Kulp had a hit in both games and drove in three runs.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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