Baseball Falls to Aiken to Close Regular Season


AIKEN, S.C. -- Catawba dropped its regular-season finale 4-1 against 17th-ranked USC Aiken on Saturday afternoon at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.  The Pacers improve to 36-14, while the Catawba Indians fall to 34-19.

Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) had a third of Catawba's hits with a single and home run.  His home run tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth.  USCA had taken the lead with three straight singles to open the third off Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton/Francis Marion).  Zach Moon drove in Max Schoen with the run.

USC Aiken answered Almond's home run with a run in the bottom of the fifth.  Tyler Zimmerman singled with one out, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Jonathan Banks. 

The Indians had just two base runners after the Almond home run which came in the seventh.  Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) singled with one out and went to third on Almond's single.  The Pacers got a strikeout for the second out and the final was recorded when Smith was thrown out at the plate.

Nick Jobst entered for the Pacers to start the eighth and retired five straight batters before Cole Lee came on to get the final out.  Joe Marlow (9-2) picked up the win as he allowed the one run off six hits.  He walked one and fanned five.

Shepard (5-5) took the loss as he pitched into the into the seventh.  He surrendered the four runs on 10 hits.  He walked one and struck out two.  Five relievers closed out the game for the Indians.

Catawba will return to action in regional play on May 19.  The Indians will find out their opponent and the site of the regional when regional pairings are announced by the NCAA at 10 pm on Sunday, May 15.

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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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