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

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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Soccer (M) Team Photo