April 30, 2017
Baseball Eliminated from SAC Tournament
KODAK, Tenn. -- Catawba was eliminated from the 2017 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament with a 13-8 loss to seventh-seeded Carson-Newman on Sunday night at Smokies Stadium. The Eagles move on to Monday’s Championship Day where they need to beat Lincoln Memorial twice to win the title. The 20th-ranked and top-seeded Catawba Indians fall to 37-14.
Catawba overcame an early 4-0 deficit after an inning, but could never take the lead. Jimmy Rice’s RBI double in the top of the fourth gave Carson-Newman a 6-5 lead and the Eagles added two more in the fifth.
The Indians got within 9-6 in the sixth on a RBI double by Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood/Presbyterian), but Catawba stranded two and the Eagles added three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to pull away.
Greg Jones and Cade Snapp both homered and had three RBI for Carson-Newman. Jones joined Eric Lynch with three hits as the Eagles pounded out 17 hits in the win. Seven of the nine Eagles had two or more hits.
Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) and Jacob Nester (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth/Chowan) had three-hit games for Catawba. Seven different players drove in runs with Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) leading the way with two. Catawba had a dozen hits and drew 10 walks, but left 15 on base.
Hunter Dodson (3-0) got the win in relief, retiring the final batter of the third inning as the only man he faced. Ryan Eberle picked up his first save as he tossed the final three and a third innings. He allowed two runs, both in the ninth, off four hits.
Bryan Ketchie (Woodleaf, N.C./W. Rowan) fell to 6-2 with the loss. He allowed six runs on seven hits over three and two-thirds innings.
Catawba will travel to USC Aiken on Saturday for a 4 pm contest. The Indians, who ranked fourth in the initial NCAA Southeast Regional poll, are in the running for a potential at-large bid to the postseason.
|No events scheduled until February 22|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0
Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203
Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140
Swimming Women at East Carolina 65-165
Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182
Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178
Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 11th of 17
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC) 17th of 18
Volleyball @ Queens 0-3
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 1-6
Volleyball @ Coker 0-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) M-5th;W-5th
Football vs. MARS HILL 28-55
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1-1
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-1
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 1-0
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