Baseball Splits Doubleheader With #2 Mount Olive


MOUNT OLIVE, NC -- Catawba and host Mount Olive played to a split of a baseball doubleheader between nationally ranked squads on Saturday at Scarborough Field.  The second-ranked Trojans won the opener 9-1, while the 11th-ranked Catawba Indians won the nightcap 7-2.  The Indians now stand at 40-12, while Mount Olive is 38-7.

Nathan Furr (Albemarle, NC/W. Stanly HS) picked up the win for Catawba in game two as he pitched into the sixth, while Jordan Kuhn (Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy HS) delivered three RBI.  Furr, the 2010 South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of Year, was making his first start of the season as he returns from an off-season injury.  The senior improved to 3-0, allowing two runs off seven hits over five and two-thirds innings.

Catawba erupted for five runs in the third to back Furr.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/North Greenville) put the Indians on top with a one-out, two-run double.  Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) followed with a run-scoring single then Kuhn singled home two more.

The Trojans got a run back in the fourth on a RBI double by Dan Hayduk, but the Indians came right back with two more runs in the fifth.  Kuhn got a run home on a fielder’s choice and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home the final run.

Mount Olive started the sixth with a pair of singles off Furr.  The right-hander got Michael Knox to hit into a double play, which scored a run, but helped slow down the Trojan rally.  After a pair of walks, Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) got the final out on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded.  Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) got the final three outs to give the Indians a split.

Carter Capps improved to 11-0 as he held the Indians to just five hits over eight innings to win the opener.  He walked one and struck out eight.  The lone run he surrendered came in the eighth as he hit Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) with two outs and walked Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat).  Hohn would follow with a single to break up the shutout.

Mount Olive took advantage of a Catawba error in the first to plate a pair of unearned runs then went up 5-0 in the third on Daniel Coffey’s two-run homer after a two-out error by the Indians extended the inning.  Knox added a two-run homer in the fourth to push the Trojan lead to 7-0.

Jason Simone and Nick Gaeta each had three hits to lead Mount Olive in the opener.  Ryan Faison added two more in the 13-hit attack.  Simone also had two hits in the second game.  Underwood collected a pair of hits for Catawba in the opener, while Dula had two hits in the nightcap.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol),
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

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

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

September 24

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

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

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

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

September 28

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

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

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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Tennis (W) Team Photo