The St. Catharine Patriot's (14-8) continued their hot streak Monday, beating visiting Asbury University 5-1, behind another strong pitching performance. Junior Matt Pavelich (Tuscon, AZ) threw 8 shutout innings to run the Bat Pat win streak to 6.
Andrew Garcia (Las Vegas, NV) led the Pat's at the plate, going 2-3 with a run and his Mid-South Conference leading 25th RBI. Matt Dillman (LaGrange, KY) went 1-2 with 2 RBI's. The Patriot's had 7 hits on the day, but reached base 9 other times by walk or hit by pitch.
Pavelich scattered 6 hits in his eight innings, walking one and striking out 6. Chase Dial (Shelbyville, TN) tossed the 9th inning, allowing an unearned run while punching out 1.
The Patriot's host NAIA preseason ranked #12 Union College Tuesday and travel to Brescia University on Wednesday.