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Baseball Grabs 12-5 Win in SAC Tournament Opener

FOREST CITY, NC -- Third-seeded Catawba pounded out 13 hits en route to a 12-5 victory over fourth-seeded Carson-Newman on Thursday night in the first round of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament at McNair Field.  With the win, 24th-ranked Catawba improves to 35-10 and advances to face #5-seed Tusculum on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  The Eagles drop to 29-16 and fall into an elimination game against sixth-seeded Lincoln Memorial, who upset top-seeded Wingate.

Craige Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) tallied two triples to lead the Indians, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 80 games.  League Freshman of the Year Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS), Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) and Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) produced two hits apiece.  Both Lyerly and Hohn drove in two runs each, while John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) contributed a two-run home run.

Carson-Newman collected six hits on the night. Wesley Dozier (Cornelius, NC) went 3-for-4, including a double and a two-run home run.  He drove in four of the five Eagle runs.

Catawba starter Trevor Mullins (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale HS/Appalachian St.) earned the win and improved to 8-2 on the season.  The senior gave up three runs and four hits and fanned six in six innings of work.  He is 3-0 over three starts in his career against Carson-Newman.

Mullins got relief help from three pitchers with Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) nailing down his third save of the year.  He tossed a perfect one and a third innings to close things out.

Eagle starter Austin Bridgewater (Morristown, TN) lost his first decision of the year, falling to 5-1 on the season.  He surrendered four runs and three hits in two innings on the mound.

Catawba built a 5-0 lead after three innings.  In the second, the Indians loaded the bases and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) drew a walk to force home the game’s first run.  Parker then delivered a run-scoring single to give Catawba a two-run advantage. 

The Indians tallied three more runs in the third.  Lyerly delivered a RBI triple and Furr had a sacrifice fly.  Underwood plated the final run on a RBI single.

The Eagles got on the board in the fourth as Derek Long (Jefferson City, TN) doubled for the first C-N hit and later scored on a Dozier double.  Dozier pulled the Eagles within 6-3 on a two-run homer in the seventh.  Dozier and Morgan Gregory (Nashville, TN) singled in runs in the eight to cut the margin to 7-5.

Catawba erupted for five runs in the home half of the eighth to put the game out of reach.  Lyerly drove in a run with his second triple and Neese followed with a two-run homer.  Hohn capped the scoring on a RBI double.

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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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

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Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

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Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

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Football @ VMI 27-20

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

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Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

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Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

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Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

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Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

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Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

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Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

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Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

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Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

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