Baseball Splits Slugfest With Lenoir-Rhyne


SALISBURY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne and 14th-ranked Catawba split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Bears hit five home runs in winning the opener 9-5, while the Catawba Indians took game two 11-1.  The Indians are now 20-7 overall and 10-5 in the SAC, while Lenoir-Rhyne stands at 10-19 and 5-10.

Ivan Vieitez and Colton Hansley hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the first to give Lenoir-Rhyne a lead in the opener it would never give up.  The Bears added two runs in the second then three more in third on Hansley's second long ball and a two-run homer from Mike Gasque.

Catawba tried to rally.  Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) hit the first of his two home runs in the Indian third to cut the margin to 7-3.  A RBI-single from Brett Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) cut the L-R lead to 8-5 after seven.

The Indians got the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth, but Vieitez got a ground out to end it.  Clay Tresher improved to 2-1 with the win.  He went six innings and allowed five runs, four earned, off eight hits with four strikeouts.

Catawba scored a pair of runs in the second inning of the nightcap, getting a run on an error and a double from Jon Wallace (Salisbury, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Lynchburg).  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) singled home two runs in the third to extend Catawba's lead to 4-0.

Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) keyed a five-run Catawba fifth with a two-run homer as the Indians stretched the lead to 10-1.  Furr capped the scoring with a solo homer in the sixth.

Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) improved to 5-0 with the win for the Indians.  He tossed six innings and allowed an unearned off four hits while fanning five.  Furr had three hits and drove in three.  Dalton Hall had two of the four Lenoir-Rhyne hits.

Catawba continues a busy home stand by hosting Kutztown on Monday at 3 p.m.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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Soccer (W) Team Photo