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From staff reports
Matt Kepley drew a one-out walk in the top of the 10th inning to force home the winning run, and Catawba’s baseball team beat USC Aiken’s Pacers 6-5 on Tuesday.
Paul Link pitched six innings for the Indians. He didn’t allow a baserunner the first four frames. Cliff Poole pitched the seventh, winner Matt Seabolt threw the eighth and ninth, and closer Zach Evans finished things off in the 10th.
Catawba (13-8) led 2-0 early, then fell behind 3-2 before Jerry Sands tied the game with his fifth homer in the sixth.
Craige Lyerly’s two-run single gave Catawba a 5-4 edge in the top of the seventh, but the Pacers (14-4) tied the score in the bottom of the inning.
A walk to Sands and singles by Chad Baker and Evans loaded the bases for Kepley’s winning walk.
n College baseball updatePfeiffer freshman John McDaniel (Davie County) has been named CVAC Pitcher of the Week.
McDaniel (3-1) won league games last week against Coker and Anderson. He allowed five earned runs in 171/3 innings and struck out 15.
McDaniel’s ERA is 2.48, and he still hasn’t walked a batter this season.
n Lenoir-Rhyne beat Pfeiffer 5-1 on Tuesday. Former Stanly Legion star Kurt Benton was tough on the Falcons, allowing two hits in eight innings.
n Jonathon Basinger (South Rowan) went 3-for-9 over the weekend for Surry Community College (10-3-1). Rudy Brown (South) is 1-0 with 16 strikeouts for Surry. He didn’t get a decision in two of his starts.
n Brett Mulkey (North Rowan) is batting .375 for Wilkes Community College.
n Elon’s Drew Davis (East Rowan) had two hits in a 13-2 loss to UNC Wilmington on Tuesday. His recent hot streak has his batting average up to .349.
n Patrick Atwell (South) had two hits in Belmont Abbey’s 7-6, 13-inning win over West Florida on Tuesday.
Seth Waller (West Rowan) scored the winning run for the Crusaders.
n Catawba lacrosse
Kurt Green scored three goals to lead Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team to a 9-7 victory over Notre Dame de Namur in Florida on Monday.
Catawba (2-2) got two goals from Nick Desper.
n Catawba men’s golf
Catawba’s men’s golf team finished 17th in an 18-team field in the Rendleman Invitational held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
USC Aiken shot 571 to win the event. UNC Pembroke was second at 594. Pfeiffer was 14th at 671. Catawba shot 622. Elliot Blake led Catawba with a 49th- place finish. Blake had rounds of 79 and 75 for a 154 total.

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