March 19, 2011
Baseball Comes Up Short in Twin-Bill Losses at Anderson
ANDERSON, SC -- Host Anderson held off Catawba twice to claim a doubleheader sweep in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Trojans won by identical 3-2 scores to improve to 13-17 overall and 7-8 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians, ranked 21st in NCAA II, fall to 21-7 and 12-3.
In each game the Indians had the tying run at second in their final at bat, but could not get the run to the plate. In the opener, Jacob Saxon got Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) to fly out to post his fifth save, while Erick Sanderson finished off a complete game when he induced a ground out by Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat).
Neither team broke through in the opener until the sixth. Catawba loaded the bases with no outs, but was limited to just a single run which came on a double play ground out by Furr. Anderson struck right back in its sixth, benefitting from a pair Indian errors. Shawn Delmontagne broke the tie with a two-out, two-run triple.
Catawba would leave the bases loaded in the seventh, but rallied in the ninth with two outs. Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) singled home a run and Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) followed with a single. Saxon then retired Furr on the fly out to center.
Anderson again used a three-spot in the game two win, scoring all its runs in the fifth. The first three Trojan batters reached with Zach Reeves driving home the first run. Blake May plated two more with a single.
Sanderson keep Catawba’s bats silent for six innings, but with one out in the seventh Dula singled and John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) doubled. Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) drove in a run on a ground out and Furr singled home a second run with two outs. Jordan Kuhn (Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy HS) followed with a single, but Bostian grounded out to short to end the game.
Sanderson scattered seven hits and fanned six in the game two win, improving to 4-3. Moyer allowed the three runs on six hits and struck out five in falling to 4-2. JJ Jankowki (McMurray, PA/Peters Township HS/Miami,OH) dropped to 4-1 after the opening game loss for Catawba without allowing an earned run. He scattered six hits and posted seven strike outs in seven a third innings. Marsh Kowalski got the win with two hitless innings of relief.
Moyer had three of the eight Catawba hits in the opener, while Dula and Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) each had two hits in the nightcap.
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0
Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165
Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178
Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140
Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203
Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182
Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 0-3
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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