Catawba Holds Off Wingate to Take Series From Bulldogs


WINGATE, NC -- Catawba held on for a 7-4 win over Wingate in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Christopher Stadium and Plyler Athletic Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 19-7 overall and 6-6 in the SAC.  The Bulldogs fall to 11-8 and 8-4.  Catawba has played three of its four league series’ this season on the road and have won two of three in each.  

John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford/Guilford Tech) had one of the big blows for Catawba with a two-out, three-run homer in the first.  Catawba never trailed after that two-out rally which started with a walk to Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and single by Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) to precede the home run.

Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) scored after tripling in the third and Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) pitched the Indians out of its first jam in the fourth, replacing Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) with two on and nobody out in the frame.

Three walks and a two-run single by Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) extended the Catawba lead to 6-2 in the fifth and Moore hit a solo home run in the sixth for a 7-2 edge.  Wingate made noise in its sixth as Taylor Honeycutt (Indian Trail, NC) led off with a home run then the next three Bulldog batters reached to load the bases with no outs.

Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) allowed a run on a force play, but got a pop up and a fly out to end the frame with only two runs scored and the Indians leading 7-4.  Wingate opened the seventh with two singles then Huneycutt got a force play and a double play ball to end the contest and record his second save.

Watson got the win in relief.  He allowed two runs (one earned) off five hits.  Huneycutt allowed only the two singles in the seventh over his two innings.  Lomascolo surrendered just two hits and one earned run in his three innings, but walked four and hit a batter.

Moore was the only Indians with a multi-hit day, collecting two hits and scoring twice.  Neese had the three RBI on one swing and Link had his two RBI.  Chris Vazquez (Tyrone, GA) had three hits to pace the Wingate attack.  Logan Isaacs (Raleigh, NC) had two hits and two RBI. 

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«September 2017»
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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