Baseball Waits Out Rain Then Tops LR 5-3 in Series Opener


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba opened its weekend series against Lenoir-Rhyne with a 5-3 win in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday night at Bears Field.  Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) had three hits to pace the fifth-ranked Catawba Indians, who improve to 24-7 and 15-1.  The Bears fall to 9-24 and 5-11.

The game was delayed at the start for about two and half hours and Satterfield scored the first run after he led off the second with a single.  He stole second with two outs and scored on a single by Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS).  The Indians added another run in the third as Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) brought home Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat), who led off with a triple.

Lenoir-Rhyne cut the lead in half in the fifth on a two-out infield single with the bases loaded by Rai Robinson.  Catawba got that run right back in the sixth as Satterfield led off with a double and scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS).

The Bears again pulled within a run in the seventh.  Striking again with two out on a single by Ivan Vieitez.  Nate King (Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS/NC State) worked out of further trouble and Catawba added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth off a LR error.

 The bonus runs proved valuable as Lenoir-Rhyne scored once in the ninth and had the tying runs on base, but John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) got Vieitez to fly out and Robinson on a strikeout to end the game.  It was his second save of the season.

 Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) got the start for Catawba.  He worked five innings, allowing one run off five hits.  Whitley (5-2) walked three and fanned six.

Satterfield had three of the eight Catawba hits and scored twice.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) had two hits and got the ninth inning rally started with an infield single with one out.

Stephan Arcieri had three hits to pace the Bears.  Mike Gasque had two hits and scored twice, while Mike Mastroberti also had two hits.  Christian Hicks (1-3) took the loss for the Bears.  He allowed three runs off seven hits over seven and a third innings.  He walked six and struck out a dozen.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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