Baseball drops third straight in weekend series at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Guy O'Connell went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles as Tusculum College defeated Catawba 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park in South Atlantic Conference baseball action. The Pioneers complete the series sweep of the Indians and improve to 26-14 overall and 9-7 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 25-20 and 11-7. Chap Morris (Madison, VA) tossed his first complete game of his career in improving his record to 7-2 on the season. Morris allowed two runs on four hits, walked three and struck out eight in posting his fifth straight victory. Tusculum out-hit the Tribe by a 13-4 margin, but Catawba turned three double plays and got some solid pitching from starter Chris Abernathy (Claremont, NC) to keep the Indians in the contest. Tusculum led off with consecutive hits from its first three batters including a RBI single from O'Connell (Perth, AUSTRALIA) as TC led 2-0 after the first inning. Catawba cut the deficit in half with a run in its next at bat when Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) led off with a single and scored on a double by Blair Reynolds (King, NC) to trail 2-1. The Pioneers got the run back in the bottom of the frame as Tim Wallin (Springfield, IL) and Doug Hering (Okeana, OH) led off with back-to-back singles. Wallin later scored from third on a sacrifice fly from David McMahon (Knoxville, TN) to make the score 3-1 Tusculum. Morris and Abernathy settled in from there. Morris retired 15 of the next 16 batters, while Abernathy kept TC at bay utilizing a pair of double plays before surrendering an unearned run in the fifth inning to make the score 4-1. Catawba posted a two-out rally in the seventh inning when Andrew Daywalt (Mocksville, NC) and Jeff Boyles (Pinnacle, NC) drew back-to-back walks. Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) singled home Daywalt from second to trail 4-2. But Morris got out of the jam getting Chad Hill (Bennett, NC) to line out to right field to end the inning. The Indians mounted one last rally in the ninth when Baker led off with a single to center field. But Morris got Reynolds to fly out and Daywalt to hit into a game-ending double play. #####

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Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
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«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) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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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