Baseball Starts SAC Tournament Play Friday at Noon


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba will open defense of its South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship in Forest City, N.C., on Friday at noon against either Anderson or Brevard.  The Indians also won back-to-back tournaments in 2009 and 2010 and have claimed six titles overall.

Catawba enters ranked 12th in NCAA II according to the Collegiate Baseball Poll and fifth by the NCBWA.  The Indians are first in the initial NCAA II Southeast Regional Poll that determines the NCAA playoff field.

The Indians took home both the SAC Player and Pitcher of the Year awards in Will Albertson and Craig Brooks.  Albertson is battling for the NCAA II triple crown, ranking top three in average, home runs and RBI.  Brooks has eight wins and leads NCAA II with 121 strikeouts.

Catawba battled back from the loser's bracket last year after falling in its second game to Newberry.  The Indians have not won the tournament after losing its initial game.  Overall, Catawba is 13-7 in games played at McNair Field and have won two of the previous five tournaments held in Forest City.

During the regular season, Catawba won both ends of a doubleheader against Brevard in the rain-shortened series.  Those games came back in late February and was highlighted by Brooks' no-hitter in the 4-0 win.  The Indians took game two 7-0.  Catawba swept the regular season series at Anderson in late March.  The Indians won by the scores of 20-7, 9-1 and 13-4.

Catawba games in the tournament will be broadcast by WSAT 1280am.

Game Notes

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne,
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 59-74 L

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 73-44

Basketball (M) @ Queens 65-83


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Basketball (M) Team Photo