#15 Baseball Runs Winning Streak to 10 Games With Sweep of Tusculum


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba ran its winning streak to 10 games with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians, ranked 15th in NCAA II, won by the scores of 9-8 and 6-4.  Catawba improves to 36-8 overall and 23-4 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 32-13 and 16-11.

Catawba rallied for four runs in the eighth to grab game one.   Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) singled home Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) with two outs in the eight to put the Indians on top.  Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) got the final two outs for the save, while Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief.

The Indians trailed 8-5 coming to bat in the eight, but Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) led off with a solo home run.  John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) followed with a single and Brett Holmgren (Middleboro, MA/Coyle & Cassidy HS) doubled to put the tying runs in scoring position with no outs.

After a strikeout, Houston singled home a run and then stole second.  With Bostian at the plate and two outs, Catawba scored the tying run on a balk on what would have been a third strike.  Bostian took advantage of his second life and singled to center to bring home Houston for a 9-8 lead.

Tusculum led 3-0 early after home runs by Alexi Colon (Vineland, NJ) and Trey Drewery (Vale, NC).  Catawba tied the game in the third on a three-run homer by Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS).  Neese gave the Indians their first lead at 5-4 in the fifth on a two-out, two-run homer. 

The Pioneers battled back as Colon connected on a two-run homer in the sixth and Sean Cotten (Mooresville, NC) singled home two runs in the eighth to set the stage for the Catawba rally.  Colon had three hits and four RBI in the opener, while Drewery also collected three hits for the Pioneers.  Bostian, Furr, Neese and Houston each had a pair of hits for Catawba.

Catawba grabbed a quick 3-0 lead after an inning in the nightcap.  Dula tripled home a run and later scored on an error.  Neese added a sacrifice fly.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford/North Greenville) singled home a run in the second to stretch the lead to 4-0.

Drewery and Colon helped bring the Pioneers back.  Drewery singled home a run with two outs in the third and Colon connected on a two-out, two-run homer in the fourth to trim Catawba’s lead to 4-3.  The Indians answered in the fifth as Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) doubled home a pair of runs with two outs.

Tusculum got the tying run to the plate in the seventh after a two-out single by Cody Coffman (Cape Coral, FL) cut the margin to 6-4.  Huneycutt would strikeout Matt Henriksen (Hingham, MA) to end the game and post his second save of the doubleheader to run his total to eight on the season.

John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) got the win for Catawba as he held Tusculum to three runs on five hits over four innings.  He walked three and struck out three to improve to 6-1.  Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) and Corey Norman (East Bend, NC/Forbush HS/Surry CC) each tossed a hitless inning of relief to get the game to Huneycutt.

Bostian, Dula and Houston each added two more hits in the nightcap.  Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) also had a pair of hits in game two.  Drewery and Lukas Graves (St. Joseph, IL) collected a pair of hits for Tusculum.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC),


«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

October 8


October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.


Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Volleyball Team Photo