|March 27, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Nick Mayle (6-2)||2.0||3||1||1||0||3|
|Loss: Chris Griffin (1-2)||1.1||3||3||2||0||1|
|Gilmore Stevens (NEW)||5||0||3||0||0||0|
|Billy Alm (NEW)||5||2||3||0||0||0|
|Matt Baker (CAT)||6||1||3||0||0||0|
|Jimbo Davis (CAT)||5||1||3||0||0||0|
|March 27, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Matt Fairweather (4-2)||7.0||6||1||1||2||12|
|Loss: Russell Haltiwanger (3-5)||3.0||10||9||9||2||4|
|Gilmore Stevens (NEW)||3||0||2||1||1||0|
|Nick Lefko (CAT)||4||1||3||3||0||1|
|March 28, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Zach Snyder (4-2)||7.0||8||2||2||2||4|
|Loss: Stuart Kay (2-3)||5.0||12||10||8||3||4|
|Stuart Kay (NEW)||5||0||2||1||0||0|
|Dean Walker (NEW)||4||1||2||0||0||0|
|Travis Moore (NEW)||4||1||2||1||0||1|
|Ryan Easterby (NEW)||3||0||2||2||1||0|
|Matt Baker (CAT)||5||2||3||0||1||0|
|Spence Southard (CAT)||5||3||3||2||1||0|
SALISBURY, N.C. � Catawba College completed a three-game sweep of visiting Newberry in South Atlantic Conference baseball action, taking a 12-4 decision on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park. Catawba improves to 29-10 overall and 10-2 in the SAC, winning for the 23rd time in 26 games and maintaining a share of the league lead. Newberry falls to 15-19 and 3-9. Catawba took both games of a South Atlantic Conference twin-bill from the visiting Newberry Indians by final scores of 13-6 and 13-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday's action: Newberry 4, Catawba 12
Catawba took a 2-0 lead after an inning, getting two-out RBI hits from Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC) and Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC). Catawba again scored with two outs in the fourth to extend its lead. Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) collected a RBI single, while Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) followed with a two-run homer for a 5-0 advantage.
Newberry got a leadoff homer by Travis Moore (Blythewood, SC) in the fifth to get on the board and scored a second run in the frame on Stuart Kay�s (Greer, SC) two-out single. Catawba came right back with two of its own in the fifth, Davis doubling home a run and Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) getting a sacrifice fly.
Catawba tacked on three more runs in the sixth to go on top 10-2 and got a two-run double from Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA) in the seventh for a 12- 2 lead. Ryan Easterby (Charleston, SC) plated two runs on a single in the eighth for Newberry to close out the scoring.
Zach Snyder (Lexington, NC) earned the win on the mound for Catawba. The senior scattered eight hits over seven innings, allowing two runs and recording four strikeouts. Davis led the Tribe offense with three hits, moving within one RBI of the school record of 66 in a season. Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) also had three hits for Catawba. Kay, Moore, Easterby and Dean Walker (Afton, TN) each had two hits for Newberry.
Saturday's action: Newberry 6-1, Catawba 13-13
Back-to-back doubles from Billy Alm (Pine Plains, NY) and Stuart Kay (Greer, SC) put Newberry on the board in the third inning of the opener. Catawba would capitalize on two Newberry errors in the bottom-half of the frame, tallying three times. Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) picked up a sacrifice fly for the only RBI in the inning. Newberry tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth, returning the favor by taking advantage of two Catawba errors with Dustin Smith (Conway, SC) contributing a two-run single. Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, SC) gave Newberry a lead in the seventh with a two-run double, giving the visitors a brief 6-4 lead.
Catawba would respond, taking the lead for good with a three-spot in the bottom of the seventh. Jeff Boyles (Pinnacle, NC) picked up a RBI with a sacrifice fly to center. Nick Lefko (Faith, NC) and Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) also tallied RBI�s in the frame, Lefko via a groundout and Mark Smith from a base hit. In the eighth, Catawba exploded for seven runs on six hits. Mark Smith and Boyles each picked up two more RBI with base hits in the inning, while Lefko added a RBI double. Nick Mayle (Landis, NC) pitched two innings of relief picking up his sixth win of the season.
Catawba would score in five of the six innings in the nightcap, including the first four, en route to the victory. Spence Southard (Greensboro, NC), Aaron Rimer (Salisbury, NC) and Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) all picked up RBI�s in the first. Southard had another RBI in the second with a single. Lefko had led off the inning with a solo-blast, his third of the season. Lefko and Thomas Giles (Lynchburg, VA) added RBI�s in the third with a pair of singles. Davis picked up his team-leading 62nd and 63rd RBI in the fourth with a hard- hit single, part of a four-run outburst in the home-half of the fourth. Lefko picked up his third RBI of the contest in the sixth and Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) picked up a RBI with a pinch-hit single up the middle.
The lone bright spot for Newberry in the nightcap came in the top of the seventh as Gilmore Stevens (Edgefield, SC) tripled down the left field line scoring Jeremy Harris (Pomaria, SC), who doubled. Both hits came with two outs in the frame. Fairweather scattered six hits, striking out 12, in the complete-game win, improving to 4-2 on the year.