Mullins K's 15, Lomascolo Tosses Shutout as Baseball Sweeps C-N on Saturday


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept a doubleheader from visiting Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park, winning 8-3 and 6-0.  The 28th-ranked Catawba Indians got outstanding starts from senior Trevor Mullins (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS/Appalachian St.) and freshman Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) to improve to 34-9 overall and 16-8 in the SAC.  The Eagles fall to 29-15 and 15-9.

Mullins got past a shaky third inning then proceeded to strike out a career-high 15 batters in the complete game win.  The righty improved to 7-2 on the year, allowing three runs on just four hits with a pair of walks.  It equaled the fourth most strikeouts in a game by an Indian in school history.

Carson-Newman led the opener 3-0 after scoring a run in the second following a leadoff double by Corey Lamson (Gray, TN) and adding two more in the third on a home run by Cody Nix (Cartersville, GA) and a single by Derek Long (Jefferson City, TN).  Mullins avoided further damage as he induced a double play groundout with runners at first and second then got out of the frame on a fly out.

Catawba used a pair of Eagle errors to plate a two runs in the fourth and took the lead in the sixth.  Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) doubled home the tying run, but it was three two out hits that did the damage.  John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) singled home the go ahead run, Zeb Link (Woodleaf, NC/W. Rowan HS) brought a run in on a swinging bunt to third and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home the final two of the inning.

That would be plenty of support for Mullins, who got stronger over the final innings.  He allowed just one hit after the third inning and sat down the final ten he faced.  Seven of those were on strikeouts, including the side in the ninth.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) had three hits and scored a pair of runs for the Tribe.  Link had two hits and two RBI, while Underwood drove in three runs.

Lomascolo was equally as dominate in game two, allowing just four base runners in tossing the shutout.  He gave up three hits and hit a batter, while striking out seven to improve to 5-2.  Carson-Newman had two base runners in the third in its biggest threat to score.  Aaron Vargas (Oak Ridge, TN) had a one-out bunt single and Mills Rogers (Simpsonville, NC) was hit by a pitch with two outs.  Lomascolo ended the inning as he struck out the side.

Catawba scored single runs in each of the first three frames.  Bostian doubled with one out in the first and scored on a two-out single by Hohn for the initial run.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) led off the second with a solo home run and Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) homered with two outs in the third.  Lyerly extended his streak of reaching base safely to 78 games.

Lomascolo allowed just one base runner after the third, coming on a two-out double by Jeff Lockwood (Knoxville, TN) in the sixth.  An error by the Eagles in the fifth led to RBI singles by Neese and Hohn as Catawba stretched its lead to 5-0.  A failed pick-off attempt at third allowed Furr to score the final run in the sixth.  Bostian, Neese and Furr each had two hits in the nightcap for the Indians.

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«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) 

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 noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

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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