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Catawba Athletics 2012-13 Most Memorable Moments: No. 4

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Gocatawbaindians.com is counting down 20 of the most memorable events from the 2012-13 athletic season. Be sure to check gocatawbaindians.com each weekday to relive the most exciting moments from the past year.

No. 4:  Baseball claims SAC title on final day of league play.  Catawba finished a doubleheader sweep at Mars Hill on April 13, 2013 just minutes after Wingate fell to Tusculum to give the Indians the outright SAC Baseball Championship in dramatic fashion. 


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MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba withstood a five-run seventh by host Mars Hill and held on to sweep the South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader and with it the SAC Championship.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 18-3 and 7-6 on Saturday afternoon at Henderson Field.  Catawba, ranked 28th in NCAA II, improves to 33-14 overall and 21-6 in the SAC.  The Lions fall to 10-13 and 7-18. 

Catawba and Wingate entered the final game of the season tied after both had won their opener on Saturday (Wingate 5-0 at Tusculum).  The Indians entered the seventh with a 6-1 lead, while Wingate held a 3-1 edge at Tusculum.  Tusculum rallied and won with a walk-off three-run home run, leaving the out-right league title in Catawba's hands.

The Indians scored what turned out to be a much needed insurance run in the top of the seventh on an error to lead 7-1.  Andy Runion started the bottom of the seventh with a triple and scored on an error for Mars Hill.  After an out and an error, a single by Jacob Rand chased Catawba starter Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) and brought in reliever Ryan McClintock (Matthew, NC/Providence HS).

Another error would plate a second Mars Hill run and a single loaded the bases for Tommy Scala, who singled home two to cut the margin to 7-5. A groundout got another run home and moved the tying run to scoring position before McClintock ended the came on a comebacker to give the Indians the league title.

After going down by a run, Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest/Georgia Tech) tied the game with a sacrifice fly.  The Indians broke the game open an inning later with a five-run fourth.  With two-outs, Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) doubled home two runs and following a walk to Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS), Kronenfeld cleared the bases with a three-run double.

Whitley improved to 7-0 as he went six and a third innings, allowing four runs, none earned, off seven hits with six strikeouts.  Kronenfeld had four RBI and two hits for the Indians.  Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) had two hits and scored twice.

Scala had two RBI and two hits for Mars Hill.  Runion and Jacob Rand also had two hits.
Catawba set itself up for the outright title by scoring 17 runs over the final four innings in the game one rout.  Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) had given the Indians a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth then singled home two runs to held start a four-run sixth.  Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) also had a two-run single in the frame.

Mars Hill made it 5-2 after six, but the Indians pushed across eight run in the seventh to blow the game open.  Dula picked a rare two-run sacrifice fly to start the innings, while Jon Wallace (Salisbury, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Lynchburg) added a two-run double in the outburst.  The Indians capped the game with five more runs in the ninth.

John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) moved to 9-4 with the win.  He pitched the first six innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with six strikeouts.  Zubillaga had three hits and four RBI, while Houston had four hits and scored three runs.  Rand had two of the Lions' three hits.

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats

Calendar

«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
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

4
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.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
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

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

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

13
February 13

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

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

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

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

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

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

2223
February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

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.

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

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.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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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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