April 18, 2013
Baseball Falls in SAC Tourney Opener to Carson-Newman
FOREST CITY, NC -- Carson-Newman got a complete game pitching performance from Chris Armstrong as the Eagles knocked off top-seeded Catawba 5-1 on Thursday afternoon at the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament at McNair Field. Carson-Newman improves to 20-24 overall, advancing to take on the loser of Thursday night’s Newberry vs. Tusculum game Friday afternoon. Catawba falls to 34-15 and will face second-seeded Wingate, who was upset by Lincoln Memorial, on Friday.
Brandon Roberts went two-for-four with a pair of RBI to lead the Carson-Newman offense. Cody Fox went one-for-four with two RBI, while Kevin Franchetti added a homer for the Eagles.
Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) was one-for-four with an RBI to lead the Catawba attack. Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) had a pair of hits each for the Indians, while Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) went one-for-four with a double.
The first four innings went scoreless, with Armstrong and Catawba’s Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) limiting the offenses to just four hits while piling up a combined 12 strikeouts. Carson-Newman got on the board in the fifth. After a pair of strikeouts started the frame, Bryan Everhart ripped a two-out single through the left side. Zach Long followed with a single down the right field line, while a walk would load the bases. Roberts lined a two-run single to right to give the Eagles the lead.
Catawba cut the lead in half in the bottom of the sixth. A leadoff error put Catawba’s Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) on second base, while a bunt single from Houston moved him to third. He would score on Kronenfeld’s RBI single through the right side to make it 2-1.
The Eagles had the answer in the top of the seventh when Franchetti led off the frame with his eighth homer of the year, a solo shot over the 25-foot wall in left to push the lead back to two. Carson-Newman added two more runs in the eighth. Roberts started the frame with a single, then went to third on a two-out double from Evan Jurjevic. A two-out, two-run single up the middle gave the Eagles a 5-1 advantage.
That would be plenty for Armstrong, who improves to 7-5 on the year. He allowed nine hits on the day, eight of which were singles. Armstrong piled up 11 strikeouts without walking a batter while allowing one unearned run, throwing 123 pitches on the day. Lomascolo falls to 9-3 on the year. He allowed five runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking one.
Carson-Newman returns to action Friday at 3:45 to take on the loser of the Tusculum vs. Newberry game. Catawba will be in action Friday at 12 p.m. against Wingate. All games of the 2013 SAC baseball tournament will take place at McNair Field.
|Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC),|
|Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC),|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0
Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165
Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178
Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140
Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203
Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182
Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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