Explosive seventh inning sends Baseball past Belmont Abbey 13-7

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College used an eight run, ten-hit attack in the seventh inning en route to a 13-7 victory over the visiting Belmont Abbey Crusaders on Wednesday afternoon at Newman Park. With the win, the Indians improve to 9-7, the Crusaders drop to 4-14. Belmont Abbey struck in the first as Ian Gibson (Belmont, NC) singled in Derek Brown (Mastic Beach, NY) for an early 1-0 lead. Catawba responded in the bottom half of the first when Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) lined a two-run shot, just inside the left field foul-pole, his third of the season. Gibson, who went 2-for-3 on the day, gave the Crusaders a 3-2 lead in the third with a two-run single before adding a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Catawba would capitalize on a couple of Belmont Abbey errors, scoring three in the fifth for a 5-4 advantage after five innings of play. Chris Brake (Clemmons, NC) went 3-for-4, for the Crusaders, picking up a two-run single in the seventh, while Gibson picked up his fifth RBI of the contest on a fielder’s choice sending Belmont Abbey to a brief 7-5 lead. The Tribe would open up the flood gates in the seventh and take the lead for good as the entire lineup picked up at-least one hit in the inning, with all but one Indian runner in the lineup scoring. Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) had the big blow with a bases-clearing double. Jeff Boyles (Pinnacle, NC) picked up two singles in the inning, along with two RBI. Southard went 3-for-5 on the afternoon, Boyles was 3-for-4 with Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA), Matt Smith (Browns Summit, NC) and Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) also picking up multi-hit games for the Indians. Nick Mayle (Landis, NC) pitched two innings of relief, picking up the win, his second of the season. #####

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC), Stats
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Volleyball @ Francis Marion, 7:00


«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

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

October 7

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

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

October 8

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

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

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

October 15

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.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

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.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish 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 7 p.m.

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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