Snyder's pitching, Hill's homer lifts Baseball to tourney opening win

NEWBERRY, SC -– A two-run blast by designated hitter Chad Hill (Bennett, NC) in the eighth inning of play lifted the number five-seeded Catawba College Indians to a first round tournament victory 3-2 over the number four seed Tusculum College Pioneers at the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament at Kirkland Field Thursday morning. Catawba advances on in the winner’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament to play tomorrow at 12:45 against the Carson-Newman/Mars Hill winner of Thurdsay’s game four. Tusculum takes on the other team from that match-up at Newberry High School also at 12:45 p.m.Catawba, now 29-23, also got a complete-game outing from staff ace Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC). The junior threw nine strong innings, scattering just eight hits from the top-hitting club in the regular season, and allowed two walks. He fanned a season-high 14 batters in the contest to get the win (8-4). The Indians scored a run in the first inning when Hill, who hit a one-out single to left, came around to the plate on an RBI double by first baseman Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC). Tusculum, which fell to 29-17, answered with a solo homer by right fielder Tim Wallin (Springfield, IL) to tie the game. The Pioneers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth with another run. Shortstop Robbie Bouman (Sterling, VA) hit a leadoff double in the right center field gap and came around to score on an RBI single by left fielder Josh Wolff (Louisville, KY). The Tusculum lead held until the eighth. Right fielder Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) hit a one-out double to left center and scored on the Hill homer. Tusculum starter Brian Lovett (Knoxville, TN) allowed only five hits all day in eight innings of work and was the hard-luck recipient of the loss (7-3). He turned away eight straight batters at one point in the day He walked four and struck out eight Indians. #####

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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