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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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

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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