Baseball Travels To Barton For Mid-Week Action On Tuesday


SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba will step out of league play and travel to Barton on Tuesday for a match-up with the Bulldogs at Nixon Field at 2 pm.  The Catawba Indians, now 19-4, moved up to 24th in the latest Collegiate Baseball Poll and have won 17 of their last 18 games.

Catawba is coming off a sweep of Lincoln Memorial last weekend and the three wins catapulted the Indians to the top of the South Atlantic Conference standings.  The Indians lead Tusculum by a game in the standings.

Will Albertson had a huge week for the Indians.  He batted .800, going 12-for-15 and set a school record over the four games by reaching base safely 14 straight times.  On Saturday, in the opening game with the Railsplitters, the junior connected on three home runs which tied a school mark.  In a recent stretch, Albertson picked up 20 hits in 22 at bats.

The recent hot streak vaulted Albertson to the league lead in batting average (.417), on base pct. (.542), slugging pct. (.839) and home runs (9).  Also hitting over four hundred for Catawba is T.J. Wharton (.440) and Blake Houston (.420).  Houston has a current 11-game hitting streak.

Catawba has been solid on the mound with a 2.76 team ERA.  Craig Brooks is 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA and has posted 64 strikeouts in 45 and a third innings.  Opponents are hitting just .138 against the senior.  Shaefer Shepard has posted a 5-1 mark with a 2.79 ERA.  He has fanned 43 in 42 innings. 

Barton enters the game with 11-12 record, but are coming off a weekend that saw the Bulldogs take two of three from then #2-ranked Mount Olive.  Barton won the opening two games by the scores of 5-3 and 12-3 before falling 6-2 in the finale.

Avery Harper had three hits to back a complete game from Zach Breen in the opener.  Breen allowed just two earned runs off seven hits with seven strikeouts.  Tyler Garrett and Spiers Miller each drove in three in the game two win.

Miller leads the regulars in hitting with a .370 average and 21 RBI.  Garrett is hitting .367 and has swiped nine bases.  Breen (3-1) and Brandon Warren (5-2) have been the top starters for the Bulldogs.  Breen has a 3.16 ERA and has also earned a save.  Warren has a 3.79 ERA.

The teams have a long history, meeting for the first time in 1926 when Barton was known as Atlantic Christian.  The Indians hold a 91-49 edge in the series and have won eight of the last 10.  After dropping the initial two games to the Bulldogs in 1926, Catawba went on to win 33 of the next 34 in the series.

Catawba stays on the road this weekend for a SAC series at Anderson.  The opener is set for Friday at 6 pm.

Game Notes

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 1:00VideoStats
Football @ Mars Hill, 1:00VideoStats
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL, 2:00Stats
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 3:30VideoStats


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

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

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

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

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

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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Tennis (W) Team Photo