Catawba Takes Down Young Harris, Advances to NCAA DII Southeast Regional Final
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Catawba Indians scored seven unansered runs to come from behind to defeat the Young Harris Mountain Lions 7-5 on Saturday (May 18). With the win the Indians advance to the Southeast Regional Final where they will face No. 1 seed North Greenville.
Jackson Raper and Hunter Shepherd led the Catawba offense. Raper drove in two runs, while Shepherd went 4-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
Caleb Link (2-2) picked up the win on the mound. He threw 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, while Peyton Williams (11)got the save with an inning of work and two strikeouts.
The Indians will take on the Crusaders of North Greenville in a best of three series starting on Friday (May 24) at North Greenvile.
Railsplitters see season end with 8-3 loss to North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Less than 24 hours after putting the Railsplitters on the brink of elimination, the North Greenville Crusaders rolled to an 8-3 victory to bring the 2019 season to an end for Lincoln Memorial at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday evening in Tigerville, S.C.
After shutting out the Railsplitters 7-0 on Friday night, the formula was nearly identical for North Greenville on Saturday, as the Crusader pitching staff limited Lincoln Memorial to just five hits total without an extra-base hit. Meanwhile, NGU racked up 12 hits with five extra-base knocks and scored two runs in the first and five more in the third to power the victory.
With the loss, the Railsplitters cap the season with a 34-19 overall record, which was marred by a 2-6 mark over their final eight games. North Greenville advances to the Southeast Super Regional after eliminating Lincoln Memorial, improves to 45-9 overall and extends its winning streak to 14 games.
Chris Salvey was the only LMU player with multiple hits in the game, going 2-for4 with a pair of singles. Tanner Head, Henry Moore and Marco Rios contributed the only other hits of the game for the Railsplitters, who left just four runners on base in the contest.
Freshman Eli Wright endured a rough outing for the Railsplitters, lasting just 2.1 innings before giving way to a quartet of relievers. The righty allowed five hits and five earned runs while recording only seven outs. Devin Morris was tagged for six hits and three earned runs in 3.2 innings of relief, while Joe Bobiak, Ben Wiley and Matt Walczak combined to allow just one hit without a run over the final two frames.