College baseball: Catawba loses 10-1 at home
Catawba sports information
SALISBURY— The Catawba Indians were held to just four hits in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference baseball series against visiting Tusculum at Newman Park on Friday evening.
Catawba fell, 10-1, to the Pioneers dropping to 11-16 overall and 6-4 in the SAC. Tusculum improves to 12-11 and 6-4 in the conference.
Heath Mitchem (Carson) went 2-for-2 with two walks and scored the lone run for the Indians. Kyle Smith and Chance Bowden (Salisbury) had the other two Catawba hits.
Tusculum scored the first run in the top of the third inning. The Indians looked to strike back, but stranded three runners on base in the bottom half of the inning.
The Pioneers kept scoring in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Catawba had base runners in scoring position but couldn’t plate a run.
Tusculum tacked on four runs in the ninth.
Mitchem scored the Catawba run in the bottom of the ninth. He singled and scored after multiple passed balls.
Catawba used six hurlers.
Starter Riley Myers (Salisbury) lasted into the sixth. Myers (2-4) struck out six and allowed four runs.
Charles Hall (1-1) pitched eight shutout innings for the Pioneers and struck out 11.
Catawba continues the series against Tusculum today with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.at Newman Park.
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