Baseball

Baseball Tops Barton in 10 Innings

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WILSON, N.C. -- Catawba pushed across four run in the 10th inning and topped host Barton 10-6 in baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Nixon Field.  The Catawba Indians improved to 16-11 overall and earned Head Coach Jim Gantt his 699th collegiate victory.  The Bulldogs fell to 17-10.

The Indians retook the lead in extra innings of the see-saw affair on Kyle Smith's (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) pinch-hit single.  The hit scored Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell), who had led off with a double.

Before the inning was over, Catawba had scored four runs.  Smith came across on an error before Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) plated two with his third hit of the game.  Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) worked the 10th to lock up the win, allowing just a two-out walk.

Albertson joined Simpson with three hits.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) had two hits and two RBI, which put the Indians up 6-4 in the eighth.  Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood/Presbyterian) scored three runs.

Avery Bowles (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) picked up the win in relief with two scoreless innings, improving to 2-0.  He surrendered just one hit.  DJ Laxton (Asheboro, N.C./E. Randolph) tossed two and a third hitless innings to get the Indians through six innings.  Catawba used seven hurlers in the win.

Catawba went up 1-0 in the second as Fowler raced home on an error after a single from Simpson.  Barton erased the deficit with one swing in the fourth, a three-run homer by Andrew Webster.  It followed a walk and a hit allowed by Indian starter Riley Myers (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury), who had faced the minimum over the first three frames.

The Indians pushed across single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game, but missed on chances to break the game open by leaving the bases full in the fifth, sixth and seventh.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) had a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Fowler scored on a wild pitch in the sixth.

Barton retook the lead in the seventh on a two-out single by Ben Youngblood.  After Richardson reached on a bunt single to start the Catawba eighth, an error opened the way for three runs.  Richardson scored on a wild pitch and Bowden doubled home two to put the Indians up 6-4.

The Bulldogs quickly tied it in the bottom half of the eighth on a triple by Calvin Hawke and a single from Webster.  Bowles came on to get a pop up and double play to end the frame then stranded the winning run at third in the ninth.

Webster had three of Barton's eight hits and drove in four.  Hawke added two hits and scored twice.  Catawba left 15 men on base to just four for the Bulldogs.

Catawba will host Pfeiffer at Newman Park on Wednesday at 5 pm.

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Calendar

«February 2020»
1
February 1

Basketball (W) @ UVA-Wise 54-65

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-5

Basketball (M) @ UVA-Wise 67-66

Baseball vs. Columbus St. (Steinbrenner Field) 2-6

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 11-1

2
February 2

Baseball vs. Saint Leo (Steinbrenner Field) 12-3

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-2

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-1

34
February 4

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 1-6

5
February 5

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 59-48

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 95-91

67
February 7

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Limestone 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Limestone 2-5

8
February 8

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-18

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 85-49

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-0

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 113-97

9
February 9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 15-9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-1

10
February 10

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns CC) 

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 1) 

11
February 11

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 2)

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns CC) 11th of 20

12
February 12

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 78-61

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 90-76

1314
February 14

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2-20

15
February 15

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 9-6

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 5-10

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 86-96

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 1-2

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 74-61

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-2

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 5-6

16
February 16

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 3-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 12-1

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 7-2

17
February 17

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

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 6-1

18
February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 11

19
February 19

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ERSKINE 19-8

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mount Olive 8-5

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 62-51

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 84-94

2021
February 21

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

22
February 22

Track/Field @ USC Indoor Open

Lacrosse (W) @ Barton, ppd., noon

Baseball @ Tusculum 3-2

Tennis (W) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 2-5

Tennis (M) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 1-6

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 74-54

Softball @ Young Harris 1-2

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-4

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 88-105

Softball v. Columbus St. 3-8

23
February 23

Softball @ Young Harris 1-9

Tennis (M) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Softball v. Shorter 11-12

Baseball @ Tusculum 10-4

24
February 24

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 1

25
February 25

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 2

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 3 p.m.

26
February 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 7:30 p.m.

27
February 27

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

28
February 28

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

29
February 29

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 2)

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships (Day 1)

Baseball @ Queens 11 a.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.

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