March 4, 2017
Baseball Splits Doubleheader at LR
HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba and host Lenoir-Rhyne split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Bears Field. The Bears, ranked 26th in NCAA II, took the opener 6-2, while the 21st-ranked Catawba Indians won game two 13-7. Catawba now stands at 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while LR is 14-4 and 3-2.
Thomas St. Claire fanned 16 Catawba batters in winning the opener. He improved to 6-0 with the complete game win. St. Clair allowed two runs, one earned, off eight hits and a pair of walks.
After surrendering an unearned run in the third, the Bears posted a pair of runs in the bottom half and kept the lead from there. LR got both runs on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice by Zach Jacobs. Justin Dean’s two-run homer in the fourth made it 4-1.
Catawba produced eight hits in the opener, but only had two on in an inning only twice after the third. One of those times was the seventh when Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) singled home Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan).
Simpson, who scored twice, joined Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) with two hits for the Indians. Dean collected four hits for Lenoir-Rhyne.
Simpson and Setzer stayed hot in game two as each picked up three hits in a 13-hit attack. The Indians took a big lead after a six-run second put Catawba up 7-1. Setzer had a two-run homer in the frame, while Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood/Presbyterian) had a two-run triple.
Lenoir-Rhyne made it interesting in the fifth, cutting an 8-1 deficit to 8-6. David Newcomer capped the inning with a three-run homer.
Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) homered in the sixth to put Catawba up 9-6 and the Indians used a pair of errors in the seventh to plate four more runs.
Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) improved to 2-0 with the win. He pitched into the fifth and gave up six runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Heath Mitchem (Salisbury, N.C./Carson) earned his first save. He got the final two outs of the sixth and after the first three Bears had hits to start the seventh, he settled down to retire the final three batters.
The teams will conclude the three-game league series on Sunday with a 1 pm first pitch.
|Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00|
|Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00|
|Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00|
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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
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
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
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.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
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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