Seven-Run First Sends Baseball Past Shippensburg 12-4


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba rode a seven-run first to post a 12-4 win over visiting Shippensburg in baseball action on Monday at Newman Park.  The 28th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 16-4 with their 14th win in 15 outings.  The Red Raiders fall to 3-8.

A trio of Catawba batters picked up three hits.  Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, N.C./S. Rowan HS), Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) and T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin/Guilford Tech) were the catalysts for the Indian offense.  Albertson was coming off back-to-back four hit outings.

Shippensburg started off with the lead as Mike Marcinko sent the first pitch of the game over the right field wall for a 1-0 Red Raider lead.  Catawba struck right back with a seven spot in the bottom of the inning.

It was the first seven men who reached base and scored for Catawba.  Houston led off with a single and after a walk to Grayland Fowler (Moore, S.C./Duncan HS), Albertson put Catawba on top with a double off the left field wall.  Wharton followed with a home run and it was 4-1.

The Indians went on top 11-1 in the fourth on a solo home run from Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler HS).  Marcinko hit another first pitch for home run to lead off the sixth and Shippensburg added two in the seventh on a single from Austin Allison to trim the deficit to 11-4.  Catawba's pen shut the door from there, allowing just one more Red Raider baserunner, a two-out single by Marcinko in the ninth.

Marcinko collected four of the eight Shippensburg hits.  Allison had two hits.

Connor Johnson (Rockwell, N.C./E. Rowan HS) improved to 4-0 with the win.  He allowed a run on four hits in five innings.  He walked none and fanned six.  Albertson, Wharton, Hanes and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury HS) each drove in two runs.

Catawba will host SAC co-leading Lincoln Memorial this weekend with the Indians only a half game back in the standings.  The teams have shifted the series to a Saturday start with a 3 pm doubleheader.  The Friday game has been moved to Sunday at 1 pm.

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«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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

October 7

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

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

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

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

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

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

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

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

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

October 18

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

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.

October 21

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

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

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.

October 23

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

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

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

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

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


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