Baseball Rallies Past Brevard After Falling to Tusculum


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba split a pair of baseball games on Sunday at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians fell to Tusculum 7-3 then rebounded to top Brevard 12-4.  The Indians, ranked 23rd in NCAA II, now stand at 2-1.  Tusculum is 2-0 and Brevard 0-2.

The Indians rallied in the ninth to top Brevard, scoring nine runs.  Cameron White (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS) delivered the winning hit, doubling home Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) and pinch-runner Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) to put Catawba on top 5-4.  The Indians went on to tack on seven more runs, capped by John Neese’s (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) three-run homer.

Brevard had scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take the lead.  In the seventh, Brett Brinson drove home the tying run on a ground out after a pair of walks and a wild pitch with one out.  Zack Merrikan started the eighth-inning rally with a two-out single.  Catawba followed with two errors to allow the go-ahead run to score.

In the first game against Tusculum, the Pioneers grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning.  Doubles by Alexi Colon and Sean Cotton plated the initial run and Nate Reid had a run-scoring single.  Catawba pulled a run back in the third as Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) knocked in Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) with a two-out single up the middle.  The Indians threatened again in the fourth, but left the bases stranded.

Tusculum added to its lead in the sixth as Matt Henriksen connected on his third home run of the season, a two-run shot, for a 4-1 edge.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) answered for Catawba as he followed Garrett Furr’s (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) leadoff single with his own two-run homer.  TC reliever Jason Gardner shut down Catawba after that, allowing only a leadoff single to White the rest of the way.

Pioneer starter Craig Goodman tossed five innings to earn the win.  He allowed just three hits and struck out nine.  TC padded its lead in the ninth on Colon’s RBI double and Rolondo Bonner’s two-run homer. 


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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) 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) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

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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.

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Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

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