Catawba baseball season ends
Catawba ended its baseball season with a 7-2 loss to top-seeded tournament host USC Aiken in the Southeast Regional on Saturday afternoon.
Catawba starting pitcher Trevor Mullins (5-4) held down the Pacers for five innings, but they broke through for three runs in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead.
Mullins worked seven innings and struck out five. Nathan Furr pitched the last two frames.
Craige Lyerly and Ryan Query knocked in the Catawba runs with sacrifice flies.
No. 4 seed Catawba (36-18) had 10 hits but left 14 on base. Clayton Knight (5-3) went the distance on the mound for the Pacers, struck out 10 and worked out of numerous jams.
Query closed a great season and catching career with three hits. Josh Hohn had two hits.
Lyerly extended his school-record hitting streak to 35 games with a double.
The junior may return to extend his streak next season, but there’s also a chance he’ll be drafted next month.
The seniors in the starting lineup for the Indians were Query, shortstop Chris Ahearn and designated hitter Kevin McMillan.