Kyle Smith(Grimsley HS), Dylan Richardson(Randleman HS) 3-5 with an RBI each on Friday and Will Albertson(Randleman HS) with a big day at the plate also for Catawba……Smith with 2 runs scored for the Indians…
from the Catawba College athletics web site:
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CARY, N.C. — Catawba advanced to championship day of the 2015 NCAA II Baseball National Finals, beating Cal Poly Pomona 9-6 Friday afternoon at the USA National Training Complex’s Coleman Field. The Catawba Indians advance to face top-ranked Tampa on Saturday at 3 pm as the only two teams remaining.
The Catawba Indians, ranked second in NCAA II, rebounded from Thursday’s 11-2 loss to Pomona to eliminate the Broncos and advance to the championship. Catawba improved to 47-14 and equaled the school record for wins in a season. Catawba will have to beat the Spartans twice to win its first national championship in any sport.
Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, N.C./S. Rowan HS) had four hits to lead Catawba on offense. He also drove in two runs as did Craig Brooks (Monroe, N.C./Parkwood HS). Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) and Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley HS) each collected three hits.
Catawba trailed three times in the game before finally taking the lead for good in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single by Brooks. The hit, with two strikes, gave the Indians a 7-6 advantage.
Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman HS/Campbell) singled home a run in the seventh and Richardson added a RBI single in the ninth to give Catawba some cushion. Brooks did not need it as he closed the game with two shutout innings for his third save. He posted five strikeouts, including fanning the side in the ninth around a walk and a single.
Here is that list of local players with the Catawba Indians baseball team:
Kyle Smith(Grimsley) INF/OF
Clay Young(Caldwell Academy) P
Ben Fischer(Ragsdale) OF
Ryan Kahny(High Point Central) P
Dylan Richardson(Randleman) INF
Will Albertson(Randleman) C/OF