Kimble's Two Homers Not Enough for Baseball in 10-Inning Loss


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Newberry picked up a 9-7 win over host Catawba in 10 innings in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park.  The 20th-ranked Wolves improve to 13-4-1 overall and 2-1 in the SAC, while the 18th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 6-6- and 1-2.

Michael Gonzalez was hit by a pitch to open the 10th for Newberry and later came around to score the eventual winning run on a wild pitch.  Robert Kosch added a sacrifice fly for some insurance and the 9-7 final.

Cody Ezzell (1-0) tossed a perfect 10th to lock down the win.  He entered in the eighth and did not allow a hit with just one walk and two strikeouts over two and two-thirds innings. 

Catawba had rallied from a 5-1 deficit after two innings to take a 7-6 lead in the seventh on Jake Kimble's (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) second two-run homer of the game.  Newberry tied the game in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Trejon Smith. 

JoJo Bradley, Derek Olenchuk and Daymon Totherow all had two hits for Newberry, who was limited to seven hits by six Catawba pitchers.  Three of those hits came in the first inning as Bradley homered for a 1-0 lead and Totherow connected on a three-run homer for a 4-0 edge after a half inning.

The Indians trailed 5-1 entering the fourth when Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) led off the frame with a home run.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) would double home a run with two outs to cut the margin to 5-3.

In the fifth, Kimble tied the game with the first of hit two long balls.  Jeff Sneed would quickly give Newberry the lead back with a solo homer in the sixth.  Kimble then hit his go-ahead two-run homer for Catawba in the seventh.

Both of Kimble's hits were home runs and gave him four RBI on the day.  Bowden also had two hits. 

Will Beeson (Advance, N.C./Davie Co.) and Michael Elwell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) allowed only two runs over six and a third innings of relief to allow Catawba to rally.  Beeson allowed just two hits, one the homer to Sneed, with Elwell tossing three innings of no-hit ball.  He did walk and hit a batter to start the ninth.

Catawba is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, traveling to Mount Olive for a 4 pm start.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 3:00
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«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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