Albertson Ties Record With 8 RBI As Baseball Overwhelms WSSU


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Host Catawba connected on five home runs and Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) tied a school record with eight RBI as the 12th-ranked Indians topped Winston-Salem State 19-1 on Wednesday night at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 28-6, while the Rams fall to 22-9.

Albertson went 4-for-5 on the night with two home runs and a double.  He had a three-run homer in a seven-run fourth and connected on a grand slam in a six-run fifth that all but decided the outcome.  The eight RBI tied a school mark that was last accomplished by T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin HS/Guilford Tech) last year at Pfeiffer. 

Craig Brooks (Monroe, N.C./Parkwood HS) put Catawba on top to stay as he led off the second with a home run.  Albertson picked up his first RBI of the night with a single in the third.

The Indians stretched the margin with the big fourth inning.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury HS) started the scoring with a two-run homer which extended his hitting streak to 17 games, a team high for the season.  A pair of errors kept the inning alive for Albertson who connected on his three-run homer to make it 8-0.

Albertson launched another long home run to left in the fifth which cleared the bases for his first grand slam as an Indian.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) had a two-run single to cap the inning for a 15-1 lead.    Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley HS) capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the ninth.

Matt Farmakis (Sharpesburg, Ga./Northgate HS) went five innings to improve to 3-1.  He allowed a run on four hits with one punch out.  Four relievers finished off the game with Ryan McClintock (Matthews, N.C./Providence) tossing the ninth and setting a new school record with his 98th career appearance on the mound.

Brooks and Richardson each had three hits to follow Albertson's four.  Richardson had three RBI and Brooks two.  Wharton, Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, N.C./S. Rowan HS) and Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood HS/Presbyterian) each had two hits.  Houston scored three runs along with Smith and Albertson.

Alex Grubb had three of the six hits for the Rams.  He accounted for the lone run with a homer to start the fifth.  Gavin Culler had two hits.

Catawba swings back into league action on Friday as the Indians host Wingate in a three-game series that is set to start Friday at 6 pm.  Saturday's doubleheader has a 3 pm first pitch.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00


«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 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

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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