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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«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

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165

Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178

Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140

Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203

Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6

October 21

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh 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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