Dula's Homer Provides the Offense in Baseball's 3-2 Win Over Belmont Abbey


SALISBURY, NC -- Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) provided Catawba all the runs it needed with a three-run first inning homer to propel the 10th-ranked Indians past visiting Belmont Abbey 3-2 in baseball action on Tuesday night at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 37-10, while the Crusaders fall to 29-17.

Catawba got one-out hits from Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) before Dula connected with two outs.  It was the sophomore’s team-leading 11th round tripper of the season.

Belmont Abbey cut the margin to 3-2 in the fourth.  Emilio Pagan (Simpsonville, SC) drove home a run with a one-out double then came around to score on Caleb Shore’s (Kannapolis, NC) two-out single.  That would be all the Crusaders would get as three Catawba relievers shut the door over the final five frames.

Nate King (Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS/NC State) finished off two scoreless frames, working out of a first and third jam in the sixth.  Ryan McClintock (Matthew, NC/Providence HS) had to work out of a second and third jam in the seventh before striking out the final three men he faced in the eight.  Craig Brooks was the last Tribe pitcher and after hitting a batter with two outs he got a pop up to end the contest and earn his third save. 

Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS) got the win in relief for Catawba.  Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) started and tossed a pair of scoreless innings.  Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) had three of the eight Catawba hits.  Satterfield and Dula had two each.

Justin Vasquez (Palm City, FL) had three hits for the Crusaders.  Shore and Ian Vasquez (Miramar, PUERTO RICO) each had two hits.  The game was halted for nearly an hour and a half after the top of the sixth.  James White (Huntington, WV) threw three scoreless innings for Belmont Abbey when the game resumed.

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

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

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

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

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

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

September 30

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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