Albertson Extends Hitting Streak to 19 Games in 24-22 Loss to Belmont Abbey


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey out-slugged host Catawba to post a 24-22 win in a four hour, 23 minute marathon baseball game on Wednesday night at Newman Park.  The Crusaders, ranked 10th in NCAA II, improve to 28-7-1.  The Catawba Indians had an 11-game winning streak snapped in falling to 24-12.

The Indians erased an early 11-4 deficit with a nine-run fourth, but the Crusaders bounced back with a six-run seventh that proved to be the difference.  Matt McGarry's solo home run gave Belmont Abbey a 20-19 lead in the seventh, following a two-run run homer by Thomas Yoder that had tied it two batters earlier.

Catawba scored single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth, but couldn't quite catch up.  Kyle Halbohm struck out Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) with a pair of runners on to grab his eighth save.  Almond had hit two walk off homers earlier in the season for Catawba.

The game featured 11 home runs, seven by the Crusaders, and 22 extra-base hits.  Catawba's Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) collected five hits, hit two home runs, and extended his hitting streak to 19 games.  Yoder had four hits and six RBI for the Crusaders.

Nine straight Catawba batters reached base with one out in the fourth to put  the Indians on top 16-12.  Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) had a two-run double, Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) a two-run single and  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) a two-run homer in the frame.

The Crusaders got a break in the fifth to pull even as a two-out throwing error led to four runs.  The Indians led 19-17 after six before the big frame for Belmont Abbey.

Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) produced four hits and drove in three for Catawba.  He added another double and raised his hitting streak to 13 games.  Simpson and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) each had three hits, while Richardson drove in four.

Collin Rosenbaum joined Yoder with four hits for the Crusaders and scored six runs.  Weston Clarke and Nick Nunziato both had four RBI.  Ryan Craig (2-0) went two innings to grab the win.  He allowed two runs, one earned, off four hits. 

Catawba next travels to Tampa for a weekend series against the sixth-ranked Spartans that begins on Friday at 6 pm.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 6-3 W
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 0-9 L
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 27-12 WVideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 26-1 WStats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 5-16 LVideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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