April 30, 2011
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.
|Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
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 (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY noon
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
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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