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.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2), VideoStats
Baseball @ Wingate, 6:00


«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) 

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

Lacrosse (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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Lacrosse (W) Team Photo