Baseball Shifts Coker Series To Saturday-Sunday


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba returns to South Atlantic Conference baseball action this weekend as it travels to Hartsville, S.C., to face the Coker Cobras.  The teams have adjusted the weekend schedule and will open the series on Saturday with a noon doubleheader.  The final game is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The teams have only met 11 previous times with Catawba leading the series 8-3.  Coker has picked up three wins in four games played in Hartsville, but the last came in 1999.  The teams first met in 1993 and did not play after 1999 until the Cobras joined the SAC for the 2014 season.  Catawba swept last year’s three-game series in Salisbury, N.C.

Catawba is coming off a 7-1 win over 26th-ranked Winston-Salem State on Wednesday in 10 innings.  The Indians had a 12-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday by 22nd-ranked Mount Olive, but have won 21 of their last 23 contests.

Craig Brooks claimed the win against WSSU, pitching four scoreless frames of relief and allowing just one hit.  He fanned 10 of the 12 men he faced.  Brooks also got the winning hit, snapping a 1-1 tie on a two-run single with one out in the 10th. 

Will Albertson kept a 12-game hitting streak alive as he went 1-for-5.  Chance Bowden also has a 12-game streak and drove in two with a pinch-hit single in the six-run 10th at WSSU.  Blake Houston walked three times, but did have a 16-game hitting streak snapped.

Coker overwhelmed Voorhees on Wednesday, taking a win by the score of 39-0.  That came a day after the Cobras fell 20-5 to UNC Pembroke.  Tyler Osik had four hits and drove in seven during the win.  Will Winslow picked up six RBI.

On the year, the Cobras have posted a 10-17 record and are 6-9 in March.  Coker has one game in each of its last three league series which have come against Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne and Carson-Newman.

Sammy Song leads Coker in hitting with a .385 average.  He has seven doubles among his 37 hits and has driven in 17.  Bryson Conner has hit two of the team’s seven home runs with eight doubles and a team-high 18 RBI.

The Cobra hurlers have had a rough time much of the year.  Forrest Arnold leads the staff of those that have pitched more than 10 innings with a 6.17 ERA.  He does have one shutout on the year.  As a staff, Coker has a 7.98 ERA and opponents have hit for a .353 average.  Dallas Baldwin sports a 3-3 record.

After this weekend, Catawba will return for a hefty amount of home games at Newman Park.  The Indians play seven straight at home starting with Pfeiffer on March 31.

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«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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