April 5, 2016
Richardson Blasts Two Homers, Drives in Seven, As Baseball Pounds Mount Olive
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Senior Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) hit a pair of home runs, accounting for seven RBI, as host Catawba rolled to a 19-7 baseball win over Mount Olive on Tuesday at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians win for the 11th straight time in improving to 24-11. The Trojans fall to 18-15.
Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) got Catawba going in the opening frame with a two-run homer, the first of five long balls for the Indians on the night. Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) capped a five-run third with a three-run homer to push Catawba to a 7-1 lead.
The Trojans got back into the game after Brandon Day's two-run single in the fourth and Stephen Wallace's home run in the fifth to make it 8-4. Catawba would erupt for five in the fifth and six in the seventh to put the game away.
Richardson capped the fifth with a grand slam then added a three-run homer in the seventh. Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) capped hit three hit day, all for extra bases, with a solo home run and extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
Both Richardson and Albertson led the 17-hit attack with three hits apiece. Almond, Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood/Presbyterian), Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) all had two hits.
Bowden added another double in a remarkable stretch that has seen the sophomore collect 17 two-baggers over the past 12 games. He has at least one double in all but one of the games and recently set another record by posting a double in eight straight games. Bowden has two or more hits in nine of the last 10 contests.
Riley Myers (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) went six innings as he improved to 2-0 on the season. He allowed four runs off six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Heath Mitchem (Salisbury, N.C./Carson) made his collegiate debut and recorded a strikeout in a perfect ninth inning.
Day, Brett Lang and Joe Koehler, who also homered, had two hits for the Trojans. Josh Flott (2-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs over three innings.
Catawba hosts 10th-ranked Belmont Abbey on Wednesday at 6 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