Baseball Falls Short in Rally Against Nova


FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- Nova Southeastern rode a three-run, first-inning home run to a 5-3 win over visiting Catawba in baseball action on Sunday afternoon at the NSU Baseball Complex.  The Sharks improve to 3-0, while the 24th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 0-3.

The big blow came with two outs in the opening inning for Nova.  Brooks Fleming connected off Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) for the quick lead.  That would be the only blemish against Brooks over his five innings of work.  The junior gave up five hits, fanned four, but did walk five and hit two batters.

Catawba trimmed the lead to a single run in the fifth as Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) singled home a pair of runs to make it 3-2.  Nova added a run in the sixth on a solo homer by Alvin Swoope, but Catawba struck right back on a RBI double from Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) in the seventh. 

The Indians left runners at the corners in the eighth and the Sharks picked up an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning on a single from Swoope.  Catawba was able to load the bases in the ninth after a hit batter and two walks, but Josh Glick got the final out to record the save.

Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) collected three hits for Catawba and also gunned down a runner at the plate in the first.  Kronenfeld had two hits with the RBI.  Zubillaga continued his good start with his two RBI.  Swoope had three hits for Nova.  Fleming had two hits with three RBI and Mario Urdaneta also had a pair of hits.

Catawba out-hit Nova 10-9, but left 11 on base.  Nova stranded 10 runners.  Matt Hardy picked up the win in relief for Nova.  He allowed one run off three hits over two and a third innings.  Glick was tested in the ninth before getting the final out.  He did record all three outs via strikeouts.

Catawba is scheduled to play its home opener on Friday, hosting Florida Southern at 2 p.m.  The teams are set for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
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Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«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) 

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 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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