Baseball

Wharton And Albertson Homer For Baseball In 8-4 Win At Pfeiffer

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MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin/Guilford Tech) and Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) homered to power Catawba to an 8-4 win over host Pfeiffer in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Ferebee Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 9-3, notching their seventh straight win.  The Falcons fall to 10-6.

Trailing 1-0 after an inning, Catawba plated five in the second and led the rest of the way.  Albertson capped the inning with a three-run homer.  Pfeiffer closed within 5-3 in the third on a two-run single from Anthony Allende, but Wharton got those runs back with a two-run homer in the fifth.

Albertson, Wharton, Grayland Fowler (Moore, S.C./Dorman HS) and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan HS) all had two hits for the Indians.  Albertson scored three runs and drove in three on the one swing.  Fowler put Catawba on top with his RBI single in the second after Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) had tied the game by scoring on an error.

Connor Johnson (Rockwell, N.C./E. Rowan) made the start and pitched into the fifth.  Avery Bowles (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) got Catawba out of a jam in that inning by inducing a double play ball with two on and one out.  Bowles (1-0) picked up the win.

Pfeiffer threatened again in the sixth and this time it was Sean Grant (Statesville, N.C./W. Iredell HS) who got the Indians out of trouble.  With a run in and the bases loaded and one out, Grant posted a flyout and a strikeout to end the frame.

Russ Weiker (Albemarle, N.C./S. Stanly HS/Liberty) threw two scoreless frames and Ryan McClintock (Matthews, N.C./Providence HS) came in the record the final three outs with two runners on to post his second save.

Catawba returns to league action this weekend.  The Indians begin a three-game series on Friday at 4 p.m. at Newberry.

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October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

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October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

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October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

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October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

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October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

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October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

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October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

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October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

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October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.

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October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

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October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

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October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

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October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

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October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

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Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

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Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

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Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.

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