March 2, 2016
Baseball Drops 9-4 Decision to Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey picked up a 9-4 win over visiting Catawba in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Abbey Yard. The Crusaders improved to 13-3-1, while the Catawba Indians fell to 7-7.
Nick Beinlich's two-out double in the fifth snapped a 3-3 tie and sparked Belmont Abbey to the win. The Crusaders added two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to pull away.
Catawba scored in the top of the first as Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) singled home Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) with two outs. Belmont Abbey struck for three in the bottom half on back-to-back home runs by Weston Clarke and Beinlich.
The score stayed 3-1 until the fifth. An Austin Stilley (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) ground out plated Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury), who had led off with a single. Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) followed with a single to tie the game, scoring Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler), who had reached on an error.
Belmont Abbey got the eventual winning run with a two-out rally and none on. Clarke singled and scored from first on the Beinlich double. In the sixth, the Crusaders scored twice without a hit. A hit by pitch and walk was followed by a strikeout before an intentional walk after a wild pitch loaded the bases. Colin Rosenbaum walked to force home a run with the second scoring on a wild pitch.
Lorenzo Wright doubled home a run in the seventh and Rosenbaum capped the scoring with a two-run single. Clarke and Beinlich each had three hits and drove in two. Mike Davenport improved to 1-0 as he tossed five innings and allowed one earned run off three hits.
Catawba returns to league action this weekend, hosting Tusculum at Newman Park for a three-game series. The series will start with a single game on Friday at 6 pm. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 pm.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
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
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
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
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