Baseball Tops Barton 9-6

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba topped visiting Barton 9-6 in baseball action on Tuesday night at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 28-16, while the Bulldogs fall to 28-17. 

Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) drove in three runs and connected on one of three Catawba home runs in the win.  Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) also homered for the Indians.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) had a third-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games.

Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) put Catawba on top with a two-run triple with two outs in the second.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) followed with a RBI double to make it 3-0.

Barton's Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the third for the Bulldogs, but Almond answered with a three-run shot in the third for a 6-2 Catawba edge.  Hanes connected for a two-run homer in the fourth to push the Indians on top 8-3.

The Indians held a 9-4 edge in the eighth when Hunter Pearre drew a two-out walk and Ben Youngblood homered.  Heath Mitchem (Salisbury, N.C./Carson) came on to get the final out of the inning and Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) tossed the ninth for his seventh save.  Blanton allowed a leadoff single before getting a double play grounder and a fly out to end the game.

Riley Myers (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) improved to 2-1 with the win.  He hurled five frames and allowed four runs off nine hits with three strikeouts.  Justin Evans (4-3) tossed the first two innings for Barton and took the loss.

Almond, Richardson and Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) had two hits for Catawba.  Pearre, Youngblood and Blake Spangenberg produced two hits for the Bulldogs.

Catawba closes out its home slate as it hosts 20th-ranked USC Aiken on Wednesday at 6 pm.

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«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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