Baseball blasts Belmont Abbey at Williams Classic

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College pounded out 17 hits, including seven for extra bases en route to a 9-1 win over Belmont Abbey in the opening game of the seventh annual Dick Williams Classic on Friday afternoon. The win improves the host Indians to 5-4, while Belmont Abbey falls to 2-8. A sacrifice fly by Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) in the opening inning put Catawba up for good. A solo home run by Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) in the third inning, one of his four hits on the day, upped the lead to 2-0. The Indians broke the game open in the fourth on a three-run homer by Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC). The Crusaders lone run came in the sixth as Derek Brown (Mastic Beach, NY) doubled home Brett Davis (Hampton, GA). Thomas Wilson (Smithfield, NC) pitched seven strong innings to even his record to 1-1. The left-hander allowed just five hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts. Jeff Boyles (Pinnacle, NC) joined Baker with four hits for Catawba. His last three hits were doubles. Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) went 3-for-5, while Mark Smith had two hits and four RBI. Davis and Brown each had two hits for the Crusaders. Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Sunday, the three-day classic will now conclude with four games on Saturday. The new schedule for Saturday has Tusculum and Belmont Abbey starting the day at 10 am, followed by Pfeiffer and Belmont Abbey at 1 pm. Catawba will face Tusculum at 4 pm and the host Indians finish the day against Pfeiffer at 7 pm. All games on Saturday will be seven innings. #####

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 0-3 LVideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 40-13 WAudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 1-3 LVideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo