Red Hawks fall in series finale to Hurricanes, 8-3

Red Hawks fall in series finale to Hurricanes, 8-3

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team dropped its series finale 8-3 against Lousiburg College on Sunday afternoon at Henkel-Alley Field.

The Red Hawks (11-6) struggled offensively in the contest, tallying just five hits.

Kyran Russ led Catawba Valley with two of those hits, including a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning that scored himself, Garrison Burress and Jimmy Marcelli.

Zaccheaeus Rasberry paced Louisburg (12-4) with three hits, including a solo home run in the top of the second inning. The Hurricanes tallied 13 hits in the game, including two each off the bats of Trey Hicks, Seth Johnson and Brian Kahn.

The Hurricanes scored two runs in the first, third and fifth innings and one run in each in the second and ninth innings in their victory.

On the mound, Red Hawk starting pitcher Trae Starnes allowed 10 hits, seven runs (four earned), two walks and struck out 10 batters in five innings.

Relief pitchers Timothy Davila, Nic Messina and Connor Hewell closed out the final four innings of the game, allowing a combined three hits, one earned run and struck out three.

Louisburg starting pitcher Jason Parker allowed four hits, three earned runs, two walks and struck out 13 batters.

The CVCC baseball team returns to the field on Wednesday for a road doubleheader against USC Lancaster. Game time has yet to be determined.