Baseball Falls to UNC Pembroke in Tune Up For Big Weekend SAC Series


PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Host UNC Pembroke jumped on Catawba early and claimed a 9-3 win in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Cox Field.  The Braves improve to 15-8, while the Catawba Indians fall to 13-10.

The Braves hit a pair of two-run homers in the first two innings and led 6-0 going to the third.  Nick Debo hit the first one after a leadoff single by Roberto Rivera.  Nick Salisbury connected in the second inning, while the Braves added RBI singles by Stibel Aleman Saba and Hayden Buffkin for the 6-0 edge.

It was 8-0 after six before the Indians finally got on the scoreboard as Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) led off the seventh with a home run.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) accounted for the other Catawba runs with a two-run homer in the seventh.

Catawba managed just six hits on the day with Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) going 2-for-4.  Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) and Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) had the other two Indian hits.

The Braves rapped out 15 hits in the win.  Rivera had three hits and scored twice.  Debo, Saba, Buffkin and Nolan Pierce each had two hits.  Matt Fuhr (1-1) was credited with the win as he started and went two innings in a predetermined rotation for the midweek affair.

D.J. Laxton (Asheboro, N.C./E. Randolph) faired the best of the four Catawba hurlers.  He allowed a run off five hits over three and a third innings.  Ryan Kahny (High Point, N.C./Central) got the start and allowed the two early home runs to take the loss in his first decision of the year.

Catawba hosts SAC-leading Lincoln Memorial for a three-game series this weekend at Newman Park.  The series opens on Friday night at 6 pm with a Saturday doubleheader 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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