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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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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