Baseball Splits With Wingate on Saturday


WINGATE, NC -- Catawba and host Wingate shared wins in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Christopher Stadium.  Catawba claimed a 7-6, 11-inning win on a game resumed from Friday night then the Bulldogs posted a 21-9 victory in the second game.  The Catawba Indians are now 18-7 overall and 5-6 in the SAC, while Wingate is 11-7 and 8-3.

The Indians led the suspended game 5-4 after seven and half innings of play Friday night, but Wingate quickly took the lead when the game resumed.  After a two-out double by Chris Vazquez, pinch-hitter Tres Ramirez followed with a single to tie the game at five.  Wingate took the lead on an RBI double from Casey Allison.

Catawba loaded the bases in the ninth on a single by Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and two hit batsman.  Pinch-hitter Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W Rowan HS) drew a two-out, bases loaded walk to tie the game at six.  In the 11th, Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) drew a leadoff walk and eventually scored on a single by Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS). 
Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) got the win, improving to 3-1 overall on the season.  He allowed two runs on three hits in four innings of work while striking out one.  He took over from Trevor Mullins (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS/Appalachian St.), who threw seven strong innings on Friday, allowing four runs on five hits with nine strikeouts.

Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) led the Catawba attack, going 3-for-6 with a double, homer, three RBI and two runs scored.  Lyerly went 3-for-6 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored, while senior outfielder Wade Moore (Salisbury NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) was 3-for-5 with a run scored.
Logan Isaacs had a home run, two RBI and two runs scored for the Bulldogs.  Allison added a double, RBI and a run scored. 
On Friday, Isaacs gave Wingate a 2-0 lead on a home run in the first inning.  Lyerly singled home Moore in the third to cut the Bulldog lead in half, but Wingate added two more in the bottom half of the inning.  Furr tied the game on a three-run homer in the fourth and scored on a double by Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) in the sixth for the 5-4 edge when the rains came.

In the second game, Wingate benefited from seven Catawba errors, breaking a 5-5 tie with a seven-run fourth and adding five more in the fifth.  Allison was 3-for-6 with two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored.  Jacob Karr went 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and four runs scored.  Dodson McPherson and Chris Vazquez each had two hits and two RBI, while scoring five times combined.  
Furr continued his recent production with a double and three RBI.  John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford/Guilford Tech) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Catawba Indians. 
 Catawba led after Moore led the game off with a home run, but the Bulldogs answered on a two-run homer from Karr.  Wingate took a 5-1 lead in the second with the help of a two-run double from Allison.  Furr tied the game in the third on a bases-clearing, three-run double. 
An error opened the flood gate for the Bulldogs in the fourth.  The seven-run frame included a two-run dingle from McPherson, and two-run doubles by Taylor Honeycutt and Allison.  A home run by Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) and a RBI single by Underwood pulled the Tribe within 12-7, but Wingate pushed across four more runs in the fifth.

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Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 3:00
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«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) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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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