February 18, 2011
Baseball Tops LMU 9-4 to Open League Slate
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 9-4 win over Lincoln Memorial in baseball action on Friday night at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians improve to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while the Railsplitters fall to 5-7 and 0-1.
Lincoln Memorial struck first with a pair of runs in the opening half inning, but the Indians answered with a five-spot. The Railsplitters got leadoff singles from Cody Baker (Knoxville, TN) and Joseph Horsely (Corryton, TN) then both would come around on a pair of wild pitches for the early 2-0 lead.
The first five Catawba batters reached base safely with Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) and Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) getting RBI singles to tie the game. Hohn scored on an error after the Moyer hit to give the Indians a 3-2 edge. Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) greeted LMU reliever Austin Johnson (Versailles, KY) with a RBI double and John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford/Guilford Tech) added a sacrifice fly for the 5-0 lead.
Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) singled home a run for Catawba in the second, while Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) and Julio Zubillaga (Salisbury, NC/Carson HS) singled home runs in the fifth to extend the lead to 8-2. Nolan Woody (Chattanooga, TN) and Baker drove in runs for the Railsplitters in the sixth to trim the deficit to 8-4, but three Catawba relievers limited LMU to just three hits over the final three and a third innings.
Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) went five and two-thirds innings to improve to 2-1 on the year. He scattered six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Bostian and Moyer each had two hits, while Underwood collected two RBI.
Steven Starbird (Rutledge, TN) took the loss for LMU, falling to 1-2. Johnson went seven innings in relief and allowed two earned runs off five hits with six strikeouts. Baker and John Couch (Bonnyman, KY) each had two hits for the Railsplitters.
Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)
Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.
Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.
Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)
Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.
Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.
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