Baseball Grabs 5-3 Win at Barton


WILSON, NC -- Catawba got a strong start from Joe Watson (Advance, NC/Davie Co. HS) and claimed a 5-3 win over host Barton in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Nixon Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 6-8, while the Bulldogs fall to 4-8.

Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) doubled home a run for Catawba in the second and Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) added a run in the third on a sacrifice fly.

The lead doubled in the fourth as Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) and Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) singled home runs.  Watson limited Barton to just three hits over the first five innings, but the Bulldogs closed the gap in the sixth.

After a pair of one-out walks in the sixth, Dillon Rudio hit a three-run homer to make it 4-3.  Michael Trombino (Boca Raton, FL/Calvary Academy) entered and allowed a single before retiring the final two batters of the inning.

T.J. Wharton (Lutz, FL/Bishop McLaughlin HS/Greensboro Tech) hit his team-leading fourth home run to give the Indians an insurance run in the eighth.  Ryan McClintock (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) made those runs stand up as he pitched two perfect innings of relief to nail down his fourth save of the year.

Houston, Brooks and Beard each had two hits and a RBI for Catawba.  Wharton scored two runs.  Watson earned his first collegiate win in his initial start.  He went five and a third innings, allowing the three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Rudio had two of the five Barton hits on the day.

Catawba returns to league action this weekend, traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne for a three-game series that is set to start on Friday night at 6 p.m.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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