Baseball Pounds LMU in Series Finale


HARROGATE, TN -- Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS), Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) and Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) combined for 13 hits to help lead seventh-ranked Catawba to a 17-3 win over host Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Hennon Field.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 13-2 overall and 4-2 in the SAC, while the 24th-ranked Railsplitters fall to 9-6 and 3-3.

Catawba pounded out 21 hits in the rout.  Lyerly had five hits, while Moore and Bostian collected four each.  Moore led off the game with a double and scored on a double by Lyerly.  Bostian added a two-run single and the Indians were up 3-0.  Catawba doubled its lead in the second.  Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) led off the frame with a homer, while Lyerly doubled home a run and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) had a RBI single.

Moore homered to lead off the fourth and after RBI singles by Bostian and John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) the lead had swelled to 9-0.  The Indians added four more runs in the sixth to go up 13-0 and Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) capped the offensive outburst with a three-run homer in the ninth.

Lyerly was 5-for-6 in the game and has now reached safely in 50 consecutive games.  He scored five runs.  Moore crossed the plate three times, while Bostian also scored three times and drove in four runs.  Trevor Mullins (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS/Appalachian St.) had more support than needed as he tossed into the seventh and allowed two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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