March 8, 2010
Baseball Snaps Four-Game Slide; Splits DH With #13 Kutztown
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba split a doubleheader with 13th-ranked Kutztown in baseball action on Monday afternoon at Newman Park. Kutztown claimed the opener 12-6, while the host Catawba Indians picked up an 18-4 win in the nightcap. The Bears stand at 8-1 on the year, while the Indians are 14-6.
Kutztown jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the opener. James Quigley (Bensalem, PA) started the visitor outburst as he led off the second with a solo home run. A three-run homer by Mike Kacelowicz (Orwingsburg, PA) upped the margin to 7-0 after four. A two-run triple by Jared Frey (Mohrsville, PA) and a two-run homer by Brad Stoudt (Topton, PA) gave the Bears their 12-0 margin in the fifth.
Catawba got on the board in its fifth as Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) belted a two-run homer. The Indians were making more noise in the sixth as five straight batters reached base with one out. Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) had a two-run double and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home another run to cut the margin to 12-5. Moore followed with a line drive to right that was turned into a double play to stop the rally.
Kutztown collected 15 hits in the opener. Stoudt had two hits and three RBI. Adam Maini (Macungie, PA) picked up the win as he allowed four hits and no earned runs over five innings. He had five strikeouts. Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) had two hits for Catawba as did Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS), who also homered.
Catawba took a 3-0 edge after two innings of the nightcap, but the Bears rallied to tie in the fourth. Moore put the Indians up for good in the bottom of the fourth as he tripled to center just past a diving Corey Buletza (St. Clair, PA) to plate Underwood then scored on an errant relay throw.
The Bears pulled within a run in the fifth on a two-out double by Shayne Houck (Boyertown, PA), but Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) got the Indians out of danger. Catawba erupted in the sixth, scoring 13 runs and sending 18 men to the plate. Link capped the outburst with a grand slam.
Moore had three RBI and scored three times in the nightcap for Catawba. Underwood and Brett Huffman (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) also scored three times each. Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) extended his streak of reaching base safely to 59 straight games as he drew a walk in his final at bat of game one then had a hit and two walks in the nightcap.
Houck and Buletza each had two hits for Kutztown in the nightcap. Kacelowicz added a home run. Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) got the win for Catawba.
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