February 3, 2012
Baseball Drops Opener to Belmont Abbey
SALISBURY, NC -- Belmont Abbey used four home runs to double-up host Catawba 14-7 in baseball action on Friday afternoon at Newman Park. The Crusaders improve to 2-0, while the 18th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 0-1.
The Crusaders trailed 2-0 after three innings, but a three-run homer by Emilio Pagan (Simpsonville, SC) erased the deficit in the top of the fourth, putting Belmont Abbey up 4-2. Catawba cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom half of the inning, but Justin Vasquez (Palm City, FL) answered that with a two-run homer in the fifth for a 6-3 edge.
Belmont Abbey erupted for seven runs in the sixth to blow the game open. Stephen Mullis (Charlotte, NC) started things with a three-run shot. He added a second home run, a solo one, in the seventh.
James White (Huntington, WV) got the win in relief for the Crusaders. He entered the game in the fifth with the Crusaders leading 6-3 and two runners on base. He retired both batters to end the Catawba threat. Patrick Rossi (Cary, NC/Cary HS) tossed the final three innings to earn a save.
Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) led Catawba as he went 3-for-5, with a homer, and drove in four. Freshman Garrett Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) got the Indians on the board first with a rare inside the park home run at Newman Park in the second. Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) had a solo home run in the third.
Vasquez went 3-for5 for the Crusaders. Pagan and Mullis each drove in four runs with a pair of hits. Rossi posted six strikeouts and allowed only one hit over his three frames. White whiffed four in an inning and two-thirds.
Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) got the start for Catawba. He surrendered six funs off seven hits in five innings while striking out six. Bostian and Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) each had two hits for the Indians.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
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
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
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
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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