Ad Spot

May 12, 2021

College baseball: Catawba wins in Kannapolis

Catawba coaches. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post.

Staff report

KANNAPOLIS — Catawba beat Belmont Abbey 5-4 on Monday in a game played at Atrium Health Ballpark.

Jeremy Simpson homered for the Indians.

Joe Butts had two hits and  two RBIs, and Bryce Butler had two hits. Lee Poteat scored the deciding run.

Maddux Holshouser pitched four innings. Caleb Link got the win, and Robbie Cowie got his eighth save.

•••

  The Catawba Indians captured the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship, finishing the regular season with a record of 24-6 in conference.

With the crown, Catawba has earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship.

  Tusculum earned the No. 2 seed with a 25-7 record in SAC play.  Newberry received the No. 3 seed with a 19-9 record in conference, and Wingate picked up the No. 4 seed with a SAC record of 20-10.  Carson-Newman picked up the No. 5 seed after a 19-11 season in conference, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne with a record of 19-13 in SAC play at No. 6.

Rounding out the field of eight for the baseball championship are Coker at the No. 7 seed with a 13-14 record in conference, and Mars Hill at the No. 8 seed with a 12-18 record.

The tournament will be played at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tenn., and will get under way on Thursday, April 22.  Thursday’s games will be single elimination, while the double-elimination portion of the championship will be played Friday, April 23-Monday, April 26.

Catawba’s first game will be on April 23 at 11 a.m.

Comments

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Nation/World

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

News

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business