Austin Moyer(SEG), Brett Underwood(SWG), John Neese(NWG), Josh Hohn(SG) and Mike Whited(Ragsdale) lead Catawba Indians into the NCAA DII playoffs
Don’t know if you’ll ever see an out-of-town team, with as many local players on it as this one, but at Catawba College(Salisbury, N.C.) you have Austin Moyer(Southeast Guilford High School), Brett Underwood(Southwest Guilford High School), John Neese(Northwest Guilford High School), Josh Hohn(Southern Guilford High School) and Mike Whited(Ragsdale High School)…..And that is a near bus-load of locals, on the Indians’ roster and there are other area players at Catawba too, as you’ll see there when you CLICK HERE.
(Go Luck at the NCAA’s to all our Guilford County kids/young men…..)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Catawba College is one of 48 teams to qualify for the 2011 NCAA Division II Baseball Championships. Catawba will be the #5 seed in the Southeast Regional Tournament. The Catawba Indians will open play against Francis Marion on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mount Olive College.
Catawba (40-13) won the South Atlantic Conference Championship, but failed to grab the league’s automatic berth when it fell to Wingate in the SAC Tournament. Wingate (34-20) is the #6-seed in the regional.
Catawba will open play against second-seeded Francis Marion of the Peach Belt Conference. The Patriots (37-14) also earned an at-large bid. Francis Marion ended Catawba’s season last year in the regional at Francis Marion.
Mount Olive (41-7) is the top-seed and the host of the regional which will be on campus at Scarborough Field. The Trojans won both the regular season and the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Mount Olive will face off against Wingate in its opening game.
The other two teams in the regional are UNC Pembroke and Columbus State. UNC Pembroke (42-10) claimed the Peach Belt Conference Tournament title and are seeded third. Columbus State (32-17) is the #4-seed.
Tournament play will begin on Thursday. Tickets prices are $10 per day and $5 for children 12 and under. An all-session pass will be available for $30 for adults and $15 for children. The winner of the double-elimination tournament will advance to the Division II World Series which will be held in Cary, NC.