Big Fifth Inning Helps Baseball Past #11 USC Aiken


SALISBURY, NC -- Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) had three hits and Catawba tallied all of its runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Indians defeated #11 USC Aiken Wednesday night at Newman Park. The Indians go to 33-10 overall and the Pacers fall to 26-13.

John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) picked up the victory for Catawba pitching three innings of middle relief allowing no runs and four hits with two strikeouts to improve to 3-2. Starting pitcher Nate King (Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS/NC State) lasted three-and-a-third giving up four hits and no earned runs. Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) pitched the ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.

Aiken scored first in the third frame when Bill Gerstenslager singled in Josh Miller and Nick Aranas came in on a sacrifice fly to give the Pacers a 2-0 advantage. Two walks and a fielding error by Catawba aided the Aiken scoring. 

The Indians scored all they would need in the fifth inning on just three hits. Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) knocked out his fourth home run of the year to get things started. After three straight walks by Pacer losing pitcher Thomas McLeod, new pitcher Wyatt Brown walked Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) with the bases juiced to plate Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS). Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) then cleared the bases with a double to left to make it 5-2. Underwood singled to right on the next play to bring in Bostian to close out the scoring.

The Pacers added a run in the ninth inning when Will Tankersley scored on a fielder’s choice to first base. Brooks then got a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat of a comeback.

Aiken outhit the Indians 10-8, but stranded 15 runners to Catawba’s 11. Five errors were committed between the two teams. Pacer pitchers issued eight total walks.

Four Aiken players had two hits apiece while no Indian other than Underwood had more than one.

Catawba travels to Lincoln Memorial University this weekend for its final South Atlantic Conference series of the season. Game time is set for 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Box Score

Today's Events

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round),
Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round), 4:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, 5:00Stats


«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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