March 2, 2015
Baseball Cruises Past Davis & Elkins
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba claimed an 11-0 win over visiting Davis & Elkins in baseball action on Monday night at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians improve to 12-4, while the Senators drop their opener.
T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin/Guilford Tech) got Catawba off to a quick start with a two-run single in the first. Catawba plated three runs in each of the first three innings. Wharton added a solo home run in the second.
The Indians rapped out a dozen hits in the win and was even efficient with outs, scoring on four sacrifice flies and two ground outs. Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, N.C./S. Rowan HS) and Grayland Fowler (Moore, S.C./Dorman HS) joined Wharton with two hits. Houston picked up two RBI along with Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley HS).
Russ Weiker (Albemarle, N.C./S. Stanly HS/Liberty) got the win on the mound with five shutout innings. He scattered two hits with five strikeouts in improving to 1-0. Ryan Kahny (High Point, N.C./Central HS) followed with two hitless innings of relief and fanned two. Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle HS) tossed a hitless eighth with three strikeouts and Will Beeson (Advance, N.C./Davie Co. HS) had three strikeouts in closing the game out.
The Indians return to action on Friday, hosting Lenoir-Rhyne for a three-game series. The teams open up on Friday night at 6 pm with a Saturday doubleheader at 1 pm.
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