Baseball Drops Series Opener to Carson-Newman


SALISBURY, NC -- Carson-Newman overcame five errors and rallied for an 8-6 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday night at Newman Park.  The Eagles improve to 29-13 overall and 15-7 in the SAC, while the 28th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 32-9 and 14-8. 

The Eagles did most of their damage in the sixth inning, erasing a 5-0 lead, as they collected seven of their 10 hits in the frame and scored seven runs.  Catawba sophomore Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS), making his first start of the season, held Carson-Newman scoreless for five innings on just two hits then ran into trouble in the sixth.

The first four Carson-Newman batters of the sixth inning delivered hits to chase Watson.  After a strikeout and a hit batter, Jonathan Dalton (Rutledge, TN) doubled home two runs to cut the deficit to 5-4 and Evan Patterson (Knoxville, TN) followed with a two-run single for a 6-5 lead.  Catawba got a run back in its sixth on a pair of Eagle errors, but Ryan Hendrickson (Port St. Lucie, FL) struck out six of the nine batters he faced to close things out and earn his second save. 

Catawba scored three unearned runs in the third to grab the early lead.  Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) led off with a double and Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) walked.  Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) put down a sacrifice bunt, but on the tag at first the ball was dislodged and rolled into right center allowing two runs to score.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) singled home the last run.

An error to start the fifth led to more Catawba runs on a two-run double by Furr.  After the big Eagle inning, Carson-Newman again had defensive problems, dropping their second high fly of the night and allowing Moore to score on a failed pick-off throw.  The Eagles also had two other bobbling catches on pop ups.

Hendrickson got the big out of the night as he struck out Moore to end the seventh with a pair of runners on.  Jeff Lockwood (Knoxville, TN) provided an insurance run with his 19th home run, a solo shot in the ninth.

Patterson had three hits on the night for the Eagles, including a pair of doubles.  Lockwood and Mills Rogers (Simpsonville, SC) each had two hits.  Austin Bridgewater (Morristown, TN) improved to 5-0 on the hill.  He allowed five runs, one earned, off five hits and four walks in five innings.

Furr had two hits and three RBI for the Indians.  Moore was on base four of five times with a hit and three walks.  Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) had a hit and a walk.

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Tennis (W) @ Elon, 0-7 LStats


«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

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 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

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

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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