Baseball gains split at Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC -- The number-three hitters for Catawba and Newberry each had four RBI in their respective team's win as the two South Atlantic Conference Tribes split a league doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Kirkland Field. Newberry took the opener 8-2, while Catawba won game two 9-7. Catawba improves to 20-16, with a 7-4 conference mark, while Newberry is now 16-18, with a 5-6 league record. In game one, Newberry's number-three batter, third baseman Stuart Kay (Greer, SC) had a grand slam in the sixth inning to press Newberry's lead in an 8-2 win. For Kay, it was his third homer of the week, his second with the bases loaded and it put his week's total at 13 RBI. The story for game one was the work of Newberry's Russell Haltiwanger (Simpsonville, SC) Haltiwanger tossed his first collegiate complete game, giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and four walks. He struck out a career-high 11 batters in the win. He pushes his record to 5-1, including a 2-0 record in SAC play. Catawba's ace, junior Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC) enjoyed a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, as he was in control of things early on. Only the leadoff hitter of the game, Newberry shortstop Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.) got a hit through the first five innings of Snyder's day. In the sixth, Snyder hit the leadoff batter and the second reached on an error. After a flyout, Snyder walked the next three batters, resulting in two runs for Newberry. Alm hit a single off Snyder's right shin to drive in another run, keeping the bases loaded. Following a strikeout, Kay hit a grand slam, capping off the seven-run sixth. In game two, Catawba jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and never looked back, but had to stave off several Newberry runs. Number three hitter and center fielder Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) had a pair of home runs, including a three-run blast on top of the O.L. Casey Student Activities Center beyond left center field in the first and a leadoff solo homer in the third down the left field line. He walked and scored in the fourth and hit a double to right center field in the sixth to add to the damage. Newberry put up a pair of runs in the second after Smith hit a leadoff single to left and scored on a two-run homer to left center by center fielder Carlos Gonzalez (New York, N... That made the Catawba lead 4-2. The teams traded runs in the third, but the visiting Tribe put up three more in the fourth, all with two outs on three hits and a walk, including a two-RBI triple by designated hitter Chris Foy (South Mills, N.C.), giving Catawba an 8-3 margin. Smith scored his second of three runs on his first of two doubles in the fifth, cutting the lead to 8-4. Catawba snared an insurance run in the seventh on the team's third triple of the day, this one by left fielder Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA). Newberry scored three runs in the seventh and left the bases loaded with the tying run at second base to end the game. Catawba starter Matt Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) weathered five innings of work, giving up six hits, two walks and a pair of plunkings in his win (5-2). Fairweather gave up four runs, but only three were earned and he struck out six. Newberry starter Joel Crisp (Summerville, SC) was not on his game, allowing six hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings pitched. He gave up seven runs, all earned, while striking out two to fall to 0-3 on the season. #####

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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