May 21, 2017
Baseball Fights Through Another Elimination Game at SE Regional
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- Catawba won its second straight elimination game, topping Lincoln Memorial 8-2, to stay alive at the NCAA II Southeast Region Baseball Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The 30th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 39-16 and will face another elimination game later on Sunday against host Mount Olive at Scarborough Field. The Railsplitters end their season at 35-19.
Lincoln Memorial took the early lead. Catawba starter Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) struck out the first two batters he faced, but the found control problems as after four walks, a pair of passed and a wild pitch had the Railsplitters up 2-0 after one inning.
Coble survived a pair of one-out singled in the second then Catawba gave Coble the lead in the fourth. The junior settled down and pitched into the seventh to grab the win and improve to 3-1. The Indians did not allow the high-powered LMU offense on the scoreboard after the first inning and held the Railsplitters to just four hits.
In the Indian fourth, back-to-back one out singles by Jackson Raper (Concord, N.C./Robinson) and Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) put Catawba on top 3-2. Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) pushed the lead to 6-2 on his three-run homer in the fifth.
Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) pushed his hitting streak to 23 games, tripling home a run in the sixth. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley).
Coble and Michael Elwell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) did the rest on the mound for Catawba. Coble tossed six and a third innings, allowing the two runs on just three hits. He walked five and fanned eight. Elwell hurled the final two and two-thirds innings, giving up just a hit with a strikeout.
Hanes drove in four in the win for Catawba. Simpson, Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) and Hunter Shepherd (Salisbury, N.C./Homeschool) had two hits in a 12-hit Indian attack. Logan Augustine had two of the four hits for LMU.
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.
Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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