Baseball Tops Winston-Salem State In 10 Innings


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Catawba scored six times in the 10th inning to grab a 7-1 win over host Winston-Salem State in baseball action on Wednesday night at BB&T Ballpark.  The Catawba Indians, ranked 17th in NCAA II, improve to 24-5.  The Rams, ranked 26th, fall to 22-8.

In a 1-1 tie after nine innings, Catawba exploded in the 10th.  Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, N.C./S. Rowan HS) walked, while Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley HS) and Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) followed with singles to load the bases with no outs.  After a force out at home, Craig Brooks (Monroe, N.C./Parkwood HS) laced a two-run single to give Catawba a 3-1 lead.

The Indians added another run when Grayland Fowler (Moore, S.C./Dorman HS) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury HS) singled home two runs and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan HS) got the final run home on a ground out.

Brooks (6-1) got the win in relief.  He threw four scoreless innings and fanned 10 of the 12 men he faced.  The senior gave up one hit.

Brooks had two hits on the night along with Smith, Austin Stilley (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford HS) and Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman HS/Appalachian St.).

Catawba scored first, getting a run in the initial inning.  Houston led off with a walk and went to third on a singly by Smith.  Houston came home on a ground out by T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin HS/Guilford Tech).

The Indians failed to build on their lead.  Catawba left the bases loaded in the fifth and two more on in the sixth.  The Rams were able to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth when Richardson dropped a pop up off the bat of Dylan Dombrowskas with two outs.

Sean Grant (Statesville, N.C./W. Iredell HS) started for the Indians and pitched into the sixth.  He left before reliever Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle HS) faced Dombrowskas.  Grant allowed just an unearned run off three hits with a walk and two strikeouts.  Blanton got the final out of the sixth then handed the ball to Brooks.

Catawba is scheduled to return to league action on Friday at 3 pm, opening a three-game series at Coker.

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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 p.m.

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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