Baseball Drops Series Opener to LMU


HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Lincoln Memorial took the opener of a three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series with 28th-ranked Catawba on Friday afternoon at Hennon Field.  The 11-9 win by the Railsplitters improve LMU to 16-14 overall and 7-3 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 20-8 and 10-3.

The Indians trailed 9-2 after five innings before putting together a rally that got the tying run to second in the ninth.  Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) connected on a two-run homer in the sixth and Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) added a two-run homer in the seventh, his second of the game, to cut the deficit to 9-6.

LMU added single runs in the seventh and eighth.  Eric Kalman’s ground out got home an unearned run in the seventh, while Nate Stinson homered in the eighth.

Two walks and an error loaded the bases for Catawba in the ninth.  After a strikeout, walks to Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) and Hunter Shepherd (Salisbury, N.C./Homeschool) forced home a pair of runs.  The Indians cut it to 11-9 when Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) scored on a passed ball, but Dominic Moribito got Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) to ground out to third to preserve the win.

LMU answered Almond’s home run in the first with four in the bottom half.  Logan Augustine hit a two-run homer and Muta Crusoe singled home two runs with two outs.  The Railsplitters added four more in the fifth, two scoring on wild pitches with two outs.

Catawba collected 13 hits and drew five walks, but left 10 on base.  Setzer, Almond, Bowden, Hanes and Ben Bomberger (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central/Coastal Carolina) all had two hits. 

Augustine led LMU with three hits.  Timmy Wages had two hits, including a home run.  Brandon Jean (4-3) got the win with six and a third innings of work.  He allowed six runs on 10 hits.

The teams will finish the series with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 pm.

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«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR 

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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