Baseball Outlasts Lenoir-Rhyne in 13 Innings


HICKORY, N.C. -- Riley Myers threw four scoreless innings of relief as Catawba topped host Lenoir-Rhyne 10-5 in 13 innings to open a South Atlantic Conference baseball series on Friday night at Bears Field. The fourth-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 28-8 overall and 13-3 in the SAC. The Bears fall to 16-18 and 4-9.

Myers entered the game in the 10th and did not allow a base-runner until a one-out double by Matthew Freeman. That would be the only Bear to reach base against Myers, who fanned five in improving to 5-0 on the year.

Jeremy Simpson walked to open the Catawba 13th and went to third on a base hit by Heath Mitchem. Jackson Raper walked to load the bases and Cameron Morrison drew a walk on five pitches to break the tie. Hunter Shepherd followed with a grand slam on an 0-1 pitch to give Myers a cushion.

Catawba starter Bryan Ketchie threw seven shutout innings before exiting in the eighth after L-R loaded the bases with no outs. Peyton Williams eventually got the Indians out of the inning and threw a scoreless ninth to get the game to extra frames.

With one out, Clayton Jeffries singled home two runs and Freeman doubled home another. Jeffries scored on a wild pitch before a single by Zach Shoemaker tied the game for L-R. A walk to start the ninth and Freeman’s double in the 13th were the only two baserunners for the Bears after tying the game.

Mitchem’s two-run single in the sixth broke a scoreless tie and gave the Indians a 2-0 lead. RBI singles by Henderson Lentz, Bryce Butler and Raper in the seventh gave Catawba a 5-0 lead.

Simpson and Mitchem each had three hits for Catawba. Butler and Raper added two hits. Freeman posted three hits for the Bears with Dalton Putnam and Hunter Jackson getting two each. Hunter Martin (0-3) took the loss after throwing four scoreless inning before finding trouble in the 13th.

The teams are set to wrap up the series with a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

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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

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

October 7

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

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

October 8

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

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

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

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 Women at East Carolina 65-165

Swimming Men vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 79-178

Swimming Women vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 117-140

Swimming Women vs. Campbell 58-203

Swimming Men @ East Carolina 75-182

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

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh 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 0-3

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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