USC Aiken tops Catawba in baseball

USC Aiken 7, Catawba 6

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AIKEN — Ty Barkell homered and drove in three runs and sixth-ranked USC Aiken edged 25th-ranked Catawba 7-6 on Tuesday at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

The Pacers (14-2) led 5-1 and 7-3 before the Indians (13-5) battled back.

Catawba scored two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth before USC Aiken held on.

Barkell finished 3 for 4 and also scored. JJ Loker was also 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Tyler Stephan (2-0) got the win relief of starter Taylor Peed by pitching two scoreless innings.

Taylor Grover, a former Midland Valley High standout, pitched the final 1⅔ innings to earn his Peach Belt Conference-leading fifth save of the season.


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