Indians stay alive in regional
A four-run first inning propelled Catawba’s baseball team to a 16-4 win against Mount Olive in the Southeast Regional on Friday in Greenwood, S.C.
Sixth-seeded Catawba pounded out 17 hits and bounced back from a 4-1 opening-round loss to top-seeded Lander to stay alive in the double-elimination event.
Catawba plays today at 3 p.m. in another elimination game, and if it wins that one it would play again at 7.
John J. Tuttle (8-2) was the winning pitcher for the Indians. He pitched five innings and left with a 7-4 lead. Schaefer Shepard threw three dominant innings in relief as Catawba pulled away. Sean Grant pitched a scoreless ninth.
Ethan Satterfield and T.J. Wharton drove in three runs apiece. Paul Kronenfeld went 3-for-3, walked three times and scored five runs. Blake Houston had four hits. Wharton, Julio Zubillaga and Jon Wallace drove in runs in the first inning.
Catawba also had a three-run seventh and four-run eighth.