Tusculum Rallies Past Baseball in Regional Opener


MOUNT OLIVE, NC -- Tusculum scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings after resuming a halted game to take a 4-3 win over fifth-seeded Catawba on Friday morning at the NCAA II Southeast Regional at Scarborough Field.  The second-seeded and nationally second-ranked Pioneers improve to 47-8 and will next play Francis Marion in a game scheduled late Friday night.  The 21st-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 39-15 and will face an elimination game on Friday afternoon against the loser of a game between Mount Olive and Lander.

Catawba led 2-0 after scoring a pair of unearned runs in the opening inning on Thursday afternoon.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) doubled home the first run with one of his three hits in the game.  He added a RBI single in the third to push the lead to 3-0.  The Pioneers got a run in their third on a single by Alexi Colon and creeped within 3-2 on a sacrifice fly by Tripper Crisson in the sixth.  Rains invaded Scarborough Field after the top of the seventh and the game was halted until Friday morning.

Tusculum quickly tied the game, benefitting from a Catawba error and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Heath Comerford .  A one-out single from Aaron Guinn in the eight plated the eventual winning run for the Pioneers.  Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) led off the Catawba ninth with a double, but pinch runner Justin Morris (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a ground ball to short by Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat HS).

Furr was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI for the Indians.  Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) pitched into the sixth for Catawba on Thursday, allowing two runs (one earned) off seven hits.  A ground out from Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) accounted for the other Indian run.  Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) each had two hits for Catawba.

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«September 2017»
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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