February 25, 2017
Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of C-N
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba completed an opening weekend league sweep of visiting Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians took the doubleheader by the scores of 14-2 and 10-6 to improve to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the SAC. The Eagles fall to 6-9 and 0-3.
The Indians rode a five-run first inning to roll in the opener. Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) homered for a 2-0 lead, while Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) had a two-run double in the frame. Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) added a two-run single in the second and Ben Bomberger (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central/Coastal Carolina) all but put the game to rest with a three-run homer in third for an 11-0 lead.
That was plenty of support for Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington). Coble (1-0) shutout the Eagles for five frames on just one hit. He walked four and fanned five for his first win. Nick Borgen (Winston-Salem, N.C./N. Davidson) tossed two innings of shutout relief and Will Horsley (Concord, N.C./Concord) threw a perfect eighth with a pair of strikeouts.
Bomberger and Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) each had three hits and three RBI with two runs scored in the opener. Bowden had two hits.
It was another five-run frame, the fourth in game two, that pushed Catawba to the sweep. After C-N had tied the game in the top half of the fourth at 3-3, the Indians made the Eagles pay for a two-out error to score five times.
Simpson, who had singled with two outs just before the error, would score on a passed ball to put the Indians up 4-3. Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) later doubled home a run and Coble brought home two with a single then came home a wild pitch for the 8-3 edge.
Carson-Newman got close in the top of the fifth, opening the frame with three straight doubles with Greg Jones and Gooch Greer driving in runs. Joey Selitto’s single made it 8-6 before Heath Mitchem (Salisbury, N.C./Carson) came on to get the final two outs of the inning.
Smith singled home a run in the Catawba fifth and Jackson Raper (Concord, N.C./Robinson) hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to extend the lead to 10-6. Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) blanked the Eagles over the final two innings on two walks and four strikeouts for his third save.
Coble led the offense with two hits and three RBI. Setzer, Almond, Bowden and Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) also had two hits.
Catawba is set to host UNC Pembroke on Wednesday at 5 pm.
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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