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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«February 2019»
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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