February 28, 2014
Tuttle Masterful as Baseball Takes Series Opener vs. LR
HICKORY, NC -- Senior John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) tossed a complete game as Catawba grabbed a 2-1 win over host Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday night at Bears Field. The Catawba Indians up their record to 7-8 overall and 3-3 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 4-12 and 1-8.
Tuttle did not allow an earned run, gave up seven hits, walked two and posted a dozen strikeouts. He finished strong, fanning five of the last six batters and improved his record to 2-1.
The Bears got an unearned run in the first. Josh Murphy singled with one out and went to third on a base hit by Ivan Vieitez. Murphy scored on an error, but Tuttle got out of the frame without further damage.
Catawba took the lead with a pair of runs in the third. Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) led off with a single and Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) reached on an error. A foul fly out to right off the bat of Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) turned into a sacrifice fly to tie the score and Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) drove home the final run on a single.
Tuttle worked around a pair of hits in the fourth and the biggest threat which came in the sixth after a leadoff double by Matt De La Rosa. After the double, Jordyn Cruz singled with one out and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Tuttle got out of it with a strikeout and a ground out then sailed to win, sitting down the final eight men he faced.
Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) was the lone player on either team with more than one hit. He collected singles in the second and sixth innings.
Eric Ryan pitched well in a losing effort for Lenoir-Rhyne. He also went nine innings, allowing two unearned runs off five hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
The teams are set to complete the three-game series with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Bears Field.
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1
Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2
Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35
Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0
Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1
Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4
Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18
Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0
Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Wingate 25-35
Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14
Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3
Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon
Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)
Soccer (M) SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.
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