March 31, 2015
Baseball Starts Seven-Game Home Stand With WHITEOUT Game Tuesday
SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba baseball team will host a pair of midweek games before returning to league action this weekend. The Catawba Indians, now 12th in NCAA II, play Pfeiffer on Tuesday and Winston-Salem State on Wednesday, both with a first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.
Tuesday's game against Pfeiffer will be a WHITEOUT game with the first 100 students receiving free t-shirts from the Residence Hall Association. Students will also get free soda, crackerjacks and sunflower seeds. Prizes will also be given away during the game.
Catawba is coming off a weekend sweep at Coker which marked its fourth straight conference sweep. Catawba has won 25 of 27 games since starting the season 2-3.
Luke Setzer, Kyle Smith and T.J. Wharton all had big weekends at the plate against the Cobras. Setzer went 7-of-11 (.636) with a pair of RBI and five runs scored. Smith batted .538 and drove in the winning runs in both games during Saturday's doubleheader. Wharton drove in three runs with a pair of doubles as he batted .500.
Shaefer Shepard and Craig Brooks both improved to 7-1 with wins in their starts this weekend. Brooks struck out a career-high 14 batters and gave up just one hit in 16 innings. He has a current streak of 18 and two-thirds scoreless innings.
Pfeiffer took two of three over the weekend against then seventh-ranked Erskine. The Falcons are 21-14 and are coached by former Catawba assistant Dusty Blake. He is assisted by former Indian standout shortstop Brett Underwood.
The Falcons appear at No. 10 in this weeks NCBWA Southeast Region Poll which is topped by Catawba, who received nine of 10 first-place votes. Izzy Perez leads the Pfeiffer offense. He is batting .372 with nine homers and 34 RBI. Cody McKenzie is hitting .338 with 10 doubles and 19 RBI.
Pfeiffer and Catawba have faced off 138 previous times with the Indians holding a 71-67 edge all-time. Catawba picked up an 8-4 win earlier this season against the Falcons. Will Albertson's three-run homer and Wharton's two-run blast were the big blows for the Tribe.
On Wednesday, the Indians will battle Winston-Salem State for the second straight week. Last week the Indians grabbed a 7-1 win in 10 innings. The Rams have been idle since that game against Catawba.
The earlier win gave Catawba a 5-2 edge in the all-time series and snapped a two-game losing streak to the Rams. WSSU won at Newman Park last season in a wild 14-10 contest that saw the Rams score 11 runs in the fifth inning to erase a 7-0 deficit.
Catawba will host Wingate in league action this weekend, beginning a three-game series on Friday night at 6 p.m.
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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
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
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16
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.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
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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