Myers' Gem Advances Baseball to Championships Monday


KODAK, Tenn. -- Riley Myers tossed a five-hit shutout as Catawba survived another elimination game and advanced to championship day of the Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-0 win over Carson-Newman on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. The top-seeded Catawba Indians, now 29-22, will have to win two games on Monday to win the tournament. The Eagles fall to 28-22.

Myers got out of a second and third, one-out jam in the bottom of the first and mostly cruised from there. The Eagles never had two runners on at the same time in an inning after that. Myers sat down the final 10 he faced. He walked none, hit one batter and fanned six to improve to 3-6.

The Indians got Myers all the runs he would need in the third. Catawba put together four straight singles to get the game’s first run home on a hit by Jackson Raper. Joe Butts’ fielder’s choice brought in the second run.

Catawba padded the lead with four runs in the sixth. With two outs and a runner on, Kyle Smith walked. Chance Bowden followed with a RBI single and Heath Mitchem did the same. Luke Setzer doubled home a run and Raper singled another in.

Anderson and Lincoln Memorial will play the final game on Sunday with the winner to face Catawba at 1 pm. Lincoln Memorial is currently the only team without a loss.

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«November 2018»
November 2

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th

Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th

Football @ Newberry 10-40

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

November 6

Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

November 9

Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82

Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67

November 10

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63

Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86

Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3

November 14

Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67

November 16

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)

November 17

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-8th; M-10th

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 30-23

Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 76-56

Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 86-65

November 18

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3) W-9th;M-9th

November 19

Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 66-59

November 26

Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.

November 28

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

November 30

Swimming vs. CHOWAN

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