March 7, 2014
Rally Comes up Short for Baseball at LMU
HARROGATE, TN -- Josh Coker hit a pair of home runs and earned a save to lead host Lincoln Memorial to a 13-12 win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday at Hennon Field. The Railsplitters improve to 13-5-1 overall and 9-3 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians drop to 10-9 and 5-4.
Coker hit his first home run to jump start a seven-run second inning for LMU. His second capped a five-run sixth that put the Railsplitters up 12-5. Jonathan Lowe and Kelvin Brito each had three hits in the slugfest as each team collected 17 hits.
Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) drove in four runs for Catawba. Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) had three hits and Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) hit a home run for the Indians.
Hawks had a two-run single in the top of the sixth that cut a one-time Catawba deficit from 7-1 to 7-5. LMU got those runs back with a big sixth inning of its own thanks to Coker's round tripper.
The Indians looked to be going quietly in the seventh with two outs and no one on until a walk, a double and a two-run single from Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) got a rally started. Kronenfeld doubled home another run and Hawks singled home two more to make it 12-10.
Down 13-10 entering the eighth, Catawba loaded the bases with one out. Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) singled home two runs, but a double play ended the inning. The Indians put the tying run on with two outs in the ninth, but pinch-runner Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, FL/Raines HS) was thrown out trying to advance to second.
Hawks, Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS), T.J. Wharton (Lutz, FL/Bishop McLaughlin HS/Greensboro Tech), Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) and Jon Wallace (Salisbury, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Lynchburg) had two hits for Catawba.
John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) took the loss for the Indians and fell to 2-2 as he could not get out of the second. Michael Tombino (Boca Raton, FL/Calvary Academy) blanked LMU for three innings before getting into trouble in the sixth.
Logan Sawyer improved to 4-2 for LMU. He allowed eight runs (five earned) off 11 hits over six and two-thirds innings. Coker pitched the final two and a third innings and allowed a pair of runs off three hits in picking up his sixth save.
Catawba left 11 on base in the loss.
The teams will finish off the series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
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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