The Nova Southeastern baseball team suffered its third loss of the season on Sunday, falling to second-ranked Catawba (North Carolina) 5-2.
Alex Mateo (0-1) took the loss, his first since March 29 of last year.
For the third game in a row, the host Sharks (0-3) fell into an early hole, finding themselves down 2-0 in the third inning.
Catawba (1-2) increased its lead to 3-0 in the fifth and 4-0 in the seventh, as the Sharks’ bats were unable to string a few hits together to climb back into the game.
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The Sharks had six innings in which they left one or more runners on base, including four innings where there were runners left in scoring position.
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▪ Newberry 11, Barry 9: Host Barry suffered its first setback of the season, losing to Newberry (South Carolina).
The Buccaneers (2-1) entered the bottom of the first inning already down 6-0. They would get themselves back into the game though when Khalil Denson belted his first home run of the season, bringing Carlos Matamoros home.
In the second inning, a Mike Diaz sacrifice brought in Frank Gonzalez to make it 6-3.
But Newberry (3-0) answered in the third, scoring two runs off an RBI single and a fielder’s choice.
In the ninth, the Bucs had several chances to tie and even win the game, loading the bases.
Barry starter Armando Gonzalez took the loss.