Baseball Can't Overcome Early Deficit Agaisnt #6 USCA


AIKEN, SC -- Catawba fell behind #6 USC Aiken early and could not quite catch up, dropping a 7-6 decision in baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Hernandez Stadium.  The Pacers improve to 14-2, while the 25th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 13-5.

Aiken grabbed a 2-0 lead after one inning.  The Pacers got the first run on a groundout by Bill Gerstenslager then got a two-out RBI single from Ty Barkell.  Barkell went on to collected three hits and three RBI in the contest.

Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) cut the lead in half with a solo home run for Catawba in the second, but USCA scored a run in the second and added two in the third on a homer by Barkell.  Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) hit his own two-run homer for the Indians to cut the margin to 5-3 in the fifth.

The Indians tried to rally in the final inning.  Down 7-3 in the eighth, Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) singled home a run and Hawks plated a second on a ground out to make it 7-5.  Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) doubled in the ninth and scored when Zach Smith (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS/Pitt CC)  reached on a two-out error.  Taylor Glover was able to get the final out on a pop up by Brooks to end it.

Dula had three hits for the Indians.  Furr and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) both had two hits with Hawks driving in three runs.  JJ Loker joined Barkell with three hits for USCA.  Brandon Millhouse and John Fidanza each picked up two hits.

The two teams will play again on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

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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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