Baseball Cranks Five Homers in Two Wins on Saturday


ASHEBORO, NC -- Bats were alive Saturday morning as NCAA II sixth ranked Catawba took down Pfeiffer 8-4 and Barton 9-7 at McCrary Park during the Pfeiffer Tournament.  Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) led the Indian offense with three homers over the two games.  The Catawba Indians improve to 7-0, while the Falcons fall to 0-5 and Bulldogs drop to 1-3, respectively. 

In the first game against Pfeiffer, Dula put Catawba on the board first with a solo shot over the left field wall in the second inning.  Pfeiffer would respond in the bottom half after two errors helped load the bases.  A balk by John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown) plated one run and the Falcons took the lead on a fielder's choice by Aarin Sharpe.  Tuttle got out of further damage, ending the inning with one of his three strikeouts of the game.
In the fourth, Dula would tie the game with his second homer of the game.  Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) would score another run for Catawba in the fifth after getting on with a walk.  He stole second and third and scored on Ethan Satterfield's (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) infield single. 

Catawba would add two more in the sixth on a two-run homer by Danny Parisi (Shirley, NY/Longwood HS).  Pfeiffer closed to within 5-3 in the seventh before Dylan Richardson (Randleman, NC/Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) would bring two more in the top of the eighth with a homerun down the left field line.  Parisi added another RBI in the ninth on an infield single to score Dula.

Both Tuttle’s would take the decision as Catawba’s John Tuttle improved to 2-0, while Bryan Tuttle falls to 0-2 on the season.  John Tuttle pitched six and a third innings in the win giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits.

In the second game, Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) broke a 7-7 tie in the eighth inning with a one-out, pinch-hit RBI single that scored Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS), who had led off with a double.  The Indians added an insurance run when Mario Parisi’s (Shirley, NY/Longwood HS) sacrifice fly to center was dropped.

Brooks worked a perfect ninth, striking out two to earn his third save.  Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) collected the win.  He went seven innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) off nine hits, but fanned 10.  Ryan McClintock (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) tossed a scoreless eighth to set up the save for Brooks.

Catawba jumped out in front with a three-run first.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) doubled home Satterfield.  Dula brought in a run on a bases-loaded walk and Brooks hit a sacrifice fly.  A Zubillaga RBI double and a two-run homer from Dula made it 6-0 in the third. 

Barton got back in the game as JT Virant connected on a two-run homer in the third and Seth Breasseale doubled home two in the fourth to make the score 7-5.  In the seventh, Phillip Williams singled home a run and Dillon Rudio scored on an errant throw after a failed pickoff to tied the score and set up the late game heroics by the Indians.

Dula had four hits, three of those homers, and accounted for five RBI in the two games.  Satterfield had five hits.

Catawba will face Pfeiffer in the final game of the tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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«February 2020»
February 1

Basketball (W) @ UVA-Wise 54-65

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-5

Basketball (M) @ UVA-Wise 67-66

Baseball vs. Columbus St. (Steinbrenner Field) 2-6

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 11-1

February 2

Baseball vs. Saint Leo (Steinbrenner Field) 12-3

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-2

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-1

February 4

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 1-6

February 5

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 59-48

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 95-91

February 7

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Limestone 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Limestone 2-5

February 8

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-18

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 85-49

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-0

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 113-97

February 9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 15-9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-1

February 10

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns CC) 

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns CC) 11th of 20

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 2)

February 12

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 78-61

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 90-76

February 14

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2-20

February 15

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 9-6

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 5-10

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 86-96

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 1-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-2

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 74-61

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 5-6

February 16

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 3-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 12-1

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 7-2

February 17

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

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 6-1

February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 11

February 19

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ERSKINE 19-8

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mount Olive 8-5

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 62-51

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 84-94

February 21

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

February 22

Track/Field @ USC Indoor Open

Baseball @ Tusculum 3-2

Tennis (W) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 2-5

Tennis (M) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 1-6

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 74-54

Softball @ Young Harris 1-2

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 88-105

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-4

Softball v. Columbus St. 3-8

February 23

Softball @ Young Harris 1-9

Tennis (W) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (M) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 1-6

Softball v. Shorter 11-12

Baseball @ Tusculum 10-4

February 24

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 1

February 25

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 2 3rd of 17

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 7-0

Baseball vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 11-7

February 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 7:30 p.m.

February 27

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Barton 4:30 p.m.

February 28

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

February 29

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 2)

Baseball @ Queens 11 a.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 4 p.m.

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