March 25, 2017
Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader at LMU
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Catawba and Lincoln Memorial split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Hennon Field. The 28th-ranked Catawba Indians took the opener 10-7 with the Railsplitters winning game two 9-3. Catawba stands at 21-9 overall and 11-4 in the SAC, while LMU is 17-15 and 8-4.
Catawba outslugged LMU in the opener, pounding out 17 hits. The Indians got rolling in the third with a five-run frame. Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) had a two-run triple. Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) answered a three-run LMU frame in the fourth with a two-run homer in the fifth and Jacob Nester (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth/Chowan) singled home a run in the seventh to give Catawba an 8-3 lead.
LMU cut the margin to 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh. Logan Augustine, Timmy Wages and Muta Crusoe homered in the inning. Catawba got some insurance in the ninth. Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley), who went 4-for-4 in the opener, homered to start the inning. Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) followed a Nester triple with a RBI single to make it 10-7.
Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) closed out the game with two innings of work to nab his sixth save. He allowed no hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Hunter Shepherd (Salisbury, N.C./Homeschool) improved to 4-0 as he went five and two-thirds innings. He gave up three runs (one earned) off seven hits with six strikeouts.
Nester and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) had three hits in the win. Coble drove in three runs with Setzer and Simpson each knocking in two.
The Railsplitters collected 11 hits in the loss. Wages, Eric Kalman and Seth Hunt each had two. Wages, Crusoe and Nate Stinson drove in a pair. Ethan Elliott (3-3) took the loss as he allowed seven runs (four earned) in four innings.
Wages got LMU out to a quick lead in the second game with a three-run homer that came after a pair of two-out walks. Kalman added a two-run homer, also with two outs, in the third to stake the hosts to a 6-0 lead.
Catawba tried to rally in the sixth as Smith and Coble double home runs, but Cody Hinton came on to get the final two outs of the inning to keep the lead at 7-3. LMU tacked on two more runs in the home sixth for the final margin.
Coble had two of Catawba’s six hits in game two. Kalman and Russell Clark had two hits for LMU. Dominic Morabito ((4-2) went five innings to get the win. Ryan Kahny (High Point, N.C./Central) took the loss for Catawba and fell to 2-2.
Catawba is set to travel to Winston-Salem State on Tuesday for a 6 pm first pitch.
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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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