Pitching Shuts Down Belmont Abbey as #18 Baseball Takes 8-0 Win


BELMONT, NC -- Four Catawba pitchers combined to post an 8-0 shutout over host Belmont Abbey in a battle of nationally-ranked baseball teams on Tuesday afternoon at Abbey Yards.  The Catawba Indians, ranked 18th in NCAA II, improve to 26-7, while the 21st-ranked Crusaders fall to 27-9.

John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) earned the win as he tossed five innings.  He surrendered two hits, walked two and struck out three to improve to 3-1.  Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS), Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) and Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) combined on four no-hit innings of relief.

Catawba struck for three runs in the fifth to take the lead.  Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford NC) led off the frame with a walk and Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) followed with a single.  They would score on singles by Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville).  An infield single by Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) drove in the final run of the inning.

The Catawba pitchers did the rest as no Crusader reached third during the day.  The Indians padded their lead in the ninth with five runs, capped by a three-run homer by Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS).

The Indians out-hit Belmont Abbey 11-2 on the afternoon with Dula collecting three hits in five trips to the plate.  Bostian, Hohn and Furr each had two hits.  Justin Vasquez and Chris Vazquez had the hits for Belmont Abbey.  Catawba also capitalized on four Crusader errors.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

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

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

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

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

September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

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

September 25

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

September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

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

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

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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