Late Rally Not Enough as Baseball Falls to #16 Lynn


BOCA RATON, Fla. -- In a battle of preseason top 20 baseball teams, Lynn (#20) came out on top with a 6-4 victory over visiting Catawba (#2) on Saturday afternoon at the Lynn Baseball Field.  The Fighting Knights level their early record at 1-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 0-2.

Alex Turner broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer for Lynn in the third.  The Fighting Knights doubled the lead in the sixth, producing a pair of runs with two outs.  A single by Frank Grandinette was followed by a walk and a hit batter to chase Catawba starter Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton/Francis Marion).  Avery Bowles (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) hit Eric Schindler, the first man he faced, then Miguel Ceballos reached on a single to third to make it 4-0.

Catawba got off the deck in the seventh.  Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) connected on a two-run homer to cut the deficit in the half.  In the eighth, a two-out RBI single from Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) brought the Indians within a run.  Lynn answered in bottom half of the inning as Kyle Schindler delivered a two-out, two-run double in another inning that started after the first two batters were retired.

Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) pulled one run back in the ninth as he singled home Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.), who had doubled with two outs.  Payton Smith, who tossed the final two and a third innings, got the final out to grab the save.

Shepard allowed just three hits and fanned seven over hits five and two-thirds innings, but took the loss.  Grandinette won it for Lynn as he went six and two-thirds innings and gave up two runs on four hits.

Richardson and Bowden each had two hits for Catawba.  Ceballos and John Borup each picked up two hits for Lynn.

Catawba finishes up its first foray to Florida this season with a battle against 16th-ranked Nova Southeastern tomorrow at 1 pm.

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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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