Baseball Upended by Lynn in Opening Doubleheader


BOCA RATON, FL -- Host Lynn swept a baseball doubleheader from visiting and 24th-ranked Catawba on Saturday afternoon at the Lynn Baseball Field.  The Fighting Knights picked up the wins in the openers by both squads by the scores of 5-4 and 7-2.

The Knights grabbed a 5-0 lead after four innings of the opener.  Lynn got to Catawba starter John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) in the third with three straight singles, two of the infield variety, to start the inning. An error helped the inning for Lynn, but the Fighting Knights collected five of the 11 hits off Tuttle in the frame and led 4-0.

Catawba made it interesting late.  Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) drove in a pair of runs in the sixth on a triple to cut the deficit to 5-2.  In the ninth, Zubillaga walked and Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) doubled him home to start the inning.  Brooks would score on a sacrifice fly from Dylan Richardson (Randleman, NC/Randleman HS/Appalachian St.), but the Indians came up a run short.

Zubillaga went 3-for-3 with a couple of RBI.  Brooks finished with two hits.  Enrique Perez collected three hits for Lynn, while Tom Kain drove in two.  Tuttle took the loss, working six innings and allowing five runs (four earned) off 11 hits.  He fanned four.  Michael Trombino (Boca Raton, FL/Calvary Academy) tossed two innings of perfect relief.

Lynn erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal the sweep.  Sean Grant (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS), who had tossed five frames of shutout ball, gave up a single to open the inning then allowed back-to-back doubles that tied the score.  Following a Catawba error, Alex Freedman drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single.  Before the frame was over, the Indians had used five pitchers and surrendered the seven runs on five hits.

Catawba had gone on top in the second as Zubillaga, who had singled with one out, came home on a fielder's choice off the bat of Jon Wallace (Salisbury, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Lynchburg).  Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS), Zubillaga and Brooks all singled in the sixth as the Indians added a second run.  Hawks did the honor, crossing the plate after a throwing error by Lynn.

Grant took the loss for the Indians.  He allowed three runs (two earned) off seven hits.  Jose Parra got the win in relief for Lynn.  He gave up just one unearned run off three hits over five and a third innings.

Zubillaga added two more hits in the nightcap for the Indians.  Alex DeBellis had three hits for Lynn.  Perez had two hits and two RBI.

Catawba finishes up its Florida swing on Sunday with a 1 p.m. first pitch at Nova Southeastern.

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«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) 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

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

February 19

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

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

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

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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.

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.

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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