Baseball Wins Rubber Game to Take Newberry Series


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba won the rubber game of the three-game series with visiting Newberry, winning 7-5 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the SAC, while the Wolves fall to 9-6 and 4-5.

Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) colleted three hits and scored a pair of runs for Catawba.  T.J. Wharton (Lutz, FL/Bishop McLaughlin HS/Greensboro Tech) drove in four runs and hit a big three-run homer.  Albert Baur swung another hot bat for Newberry with three hits and four RBI.

Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) delivered a sacrifice fly to give the Indians a 1-0 lead after an inning.  Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) singled home a run in the third before Wharton added his home run for a 5-0 edge.

Newberry finally got to Catawba starter Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) in the fifth.  Brooks had thrown three no-hit innings before a Baur double in the fourth.  Baur would single home two runs in the fifth to trim the margin to 5-2.

Wharton singled home a run in the Catawba fifth, but Newberry cut the deficit to a single run in the seventh.  Alex Kirby led off the inning with a solo homer and Baur chased Brooks with a two-run shot to make it 6-5.

Michael Trombino (Boca Raton, FL/Calvary Academy) came on to record the final two outs of the seventh and added a perfect eighth.  Catawba picked up an insurance run in its eighth on a sacrifice fly from Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS). 

Nolan Schrenker led off the ninth with a single, but Trombino got JoJo Bradley to roll into a double play to get the Indians within an out of the win.  Ryan McClintock (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) entered and struck out Ryan Cranmer to post his third save with Baur on deck.

Wharton, Satterfield and Hawks had two-hit games for Catawba in an 11-hit attack.  Baur was the lone Newberry batter with more than one hit. 

Brooks got the win to improve to 1-2.  He allowed five runs off seven hits over six and a third innings with nine strikeouts.  Trombino allowed just the one hit over two and a third frames.  Jonathan Rosenberger (1-2) took the loss for Newberry, giving up five runs on six hits over three innings.

Catawba will not return home to Newman Park until March 14 and next travel to Barton on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. first pitch.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4), Video
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG, 3-4 LStats
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 11-3 WStats
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 8-4 WStats
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive, 3-15 LVideoStats
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN, 49-80 LAudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN, 89-104 LAudioVideoStats


«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) 

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 noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

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 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

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

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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