February 4, 2017
Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Lee
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Catawba split a baseball doubleheader at Lee University on Saturday at Olympic Field. The Host Flames took the opener 6-0, while the 21st-ranked Catawba Indians rebounded for a 2-1 win in game two. Catawba moves to 2-1, while Lee is 1-1.
Tied 1-1 in the last inning of game two, Catawba broke a 1-1 tie on Nick Coble’s (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) sacrifice fly. Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) doubled to start the seventh and went to third on Kyle Smith’s (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) single. Following a strikeout, Coble delivered the go-ahead RBI. Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) struck out the side in the bottom half to lock up the win.
A RBI groundout by Peyton Meeker had given Lee the early lead after an inning. Catawba tied it in the second on a bases-loaded walk by Smith.
Hunter Shepherd (Salisbury, N.C./Homeschooled) did not allow an earned run over his four frames. He gave up three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Bryan Ketchie (Woodleaf, N.C./W. Rowan) pitched into the sixth, giving up just one hit over an inning a two-thirds before giving way to Blanton, who fanned all four batters he faced and got the win.
Setzer had three of Catawba’s seven hits. Kevin Acosta (Port Orange, Fla./Spruce Creek) was 2-for-2 and scored a run. Jumpei Akanuma allowed a run over four innings in starting for Lee. Kit Larson was tagged with the loss after allowed a run over his two innings.
Drew Johnson put Lee up 1-0 in the opener on his solo homer in the first. Art Vidro and Joe Parete would go on to combine to shutout the Indians, allowing just four hits.
Miguel Pimentel’s two run single in the fourth upped the lead to 3-0 and he later singled home two more in the eighth as Lee went up 5-0. He later scored on a passed ball to cap the scoring. Geremy Walton had three hits for Lee.
Vidro went seven innings for the win. He allowed three hits, walked one and fanned four. Parete earned the save with two innings of relief. He gave up one hit and struck out four.
The teams will finish the weekend series on Sunday at 1 pm.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede
Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Coker 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 7 p.m.
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