Nine-Run Fourth Propels Baseball to Win Over Belmont Abbey


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba scored nine times in the bottom of the fourth and held on to top Belmont Abbey 12-10 in baseball action on Tuesday night at Newman Park.  The 23rd-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 34-14, while the Crusaders fall to 26-13-1.

The Indians got three hits each from Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, McMichael HS) and three RBI from Dula and Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) in the win.  Satterfield scored three runs, while Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) had two hits and scored twice.

Belmont Abbey went on top in the first after a leadoff triple from Emilio Pagan and a sacrifice fly from Ryan Allen.  The Crusaders went up 4-0 in the fourth, benefiting from a Catawba error.  The wheels fell apart for the visitors in the bottom of the inning as Catawba sent 13 men to the plate.

Satterfield started the scoring with a one-out solo home run.  A double from Zubillaga was followed by three walks to force home a run.  After a strikeout, another walk made it 4-3 and when Dula beat out a check swing grounder the game was tied.  The next two Catawba batters were hit by pitches to force in runs before Zubillaga capped the frame with his second double to clear the bases.

The Crusaders picked up three runs in the fifth, but Dula doubled home a pair for Catawba in the bottom half to lead 11-7.  Pagan connected on a three-run homer to pull the Crusaders within 11-10 in the sixth, but Sean Grant (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) got the Indians out of the inning and pitched a shutout seventh.

The Indians were able to add an insurance run in the sixth when Satterfield scored on a wild pitch and John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) worked out of a jam in the eighth for the Indians.  After giving up a double to put runners at second and third with no outs, Tuttle responded with a strikeout and a groundout to keep Catawba on top.  Ryan McClintock (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save.

Pagan had two hits, scored three runs and had three RBI to lead Belmont Abbey.  Kennan Stanley and John Pilla also had a pair of hits.

Catawba will next be in action at the South Atlantic Conference Tournament on Thursday at Forest City, NC.  The top-seeded Indians will face Carson-Newman at noon.

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Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN, 89-104 LAudioVideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) 

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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