April 7, 2015
Wharton Collects Four Hits In Baseball's 20-2 Win Over Barton
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba scored 15 runs over the first three innings and went on for a 20-2 win over visiting Barton in baseball action on Tuesday night at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians, ranked 12th by Collegiate Baseball and third by the NCBWA, improve to 31-7. The Bulldogs fall to 14-23.
Catawba sent a dozen men to the plate and scored eight runs in the first inning which was aided when the Indians' second batter, Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley HS), reached on a wild pitch after striking out. Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) and T.J. Wharton (Lutz, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin HS/Guilford Tech) singled home runs to get things started and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury HS) doubled home two before Smith capped the inning with a three-run triple.
That was plenty of support for Russ Weiker (Albemarle, N.C./S. Stanly HS/Liberty), who went six innings to improve to 3-1. The lefty got out of a first-inning jam after three of the first four Barton batters singled to load the bases. Weiker got a pop up and ground out to end the inning.
After the first, Weiker cruised, retiring 15 of 16 batters in a stretch until there was one out in the sixth. The only blemish was a solo home run by Nick McKinney. McKinney also singled in the sixth and came around to score on a single from Jacob Willis. Weiker would allow eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
The Indians added a pair of runs in the second and five more in the third which included a three-run homer by Craig Brooks (Monroe, N.C./Parkwood HS). Wharton capped a 4-for-4 day with a RBI single in the fifth as Catawba built a 19-1 lead after five.
Each starter in the Catawba lineup had a hit except Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman HS/Appalachian St.), who walked twice, was hit by a pitch and hit a sacrifice fly. Albertson had two hits as did Smith, Bowden, Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood HS/Presbyterian) and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan HS).
Catawba hosts a key regional contest with UNC Pembroke on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
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
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
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.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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