May 5, 2018
Baseball Puts Cap on 2017-18 Athletic Season
AIKEN, S.C. -- USC Aiken knocked off Catawba 6-2 in baseball action on Saturday night at Hernandez Stadium. The Pacers improve to 32-17, while the Catawba Indians end their season at 30-24. The season marks the 19th consecutive year that Catawba has won at least 30 games.
An error and back-to-back one-out singles by the Pacers gave USCA an early 2-0 lead in the second. Chandler Rogers and Jose Bonilla produced the run-scoring hits. Brian Parreira singled home a run with two outs in the fourth and a RBI-single by Brady O’Neil and an error pushed the lead to 5-0 after five.
Catawba, who had just two baserunners over the first five frames, finally broke through against Pacer starter Mitch Spence in the sixth. Lee Poteat, who had singled in the third, walked with one out and came around to score on a Chance Bowden double. The record holder for two-baggers finished with 84 in his career.
Zach Refuse relived Spence in the seventh and tossed two perfect frames with five strikeouts until surrendering an unearned run in the ninth. Bowden drew a walk and came around to score on an error off a ground ball by Luke Setzer.
The Indians finished with just three hits. Kyle Smith had the other safety for Catawba, leading off the game with a single. Spence (7-4) finished with 11 strikeouts over his six innings. Rafuse fanned seven over three frames and grabbed his first save.
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|Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC),|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
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
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY noon
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
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)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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