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Baseball rallies past USC-Aiken, Davis hits fourth grand slam

AIKEN, SC -- Catawba College scored six times in the top of the ninth to rally past host USC-Aiken for a 10-5 win in baseball action at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on Wednesday night. Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) and Matt Baker (Charlotte, NC) had RBI to put the Tribe up 6-5 before a pinch-hit grand slam by Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, NC) iced the issue. The Indians improve to 41-15, while Aiken falls to 28-25. Catawba got on the board in the opening frame on a sacrifice fly by Spence Southard (Greensborom, NC), but Bradley Key gave the Pacers the lead after an inning on a two-run homer. Matt Smith's sac fly in the third tied the game at 2-2. The Pacers jumped back up 3-2 on a sac fly by Key. A Scott Searles (Boston, MA) single in the sixth tied the game at 3-3, but Aiken would take the lead in the seventh at 4-3 on a homer by Ashley Farr. Catawba battled back again in the eighth as Southard singled home Baker, who had tripled with one out. Tony Hanks would deliver a two-out, RBI single for Aiken in the eighth to put the Pacers up 5-4 heading to the ninth. After a strikeout to start the ninth inning, the next six Indians reached base. Nike Lefko (Faith, NC) reached on an error and Mark Smith (Browns Summitt, NC) singled him to third. Matt Smith hit a slow grounder to first that mishandled, scoring Lefko with the tying run. Baker would then single home the tying run. Southard was intentionally walked to set up Davis, who connected for his fourth grand slam of the season. Matt Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) earned the win in relief to move to 9-2. Baker and Southard each had three hits for Catawba. Wes McColl tossed eight strong innings for Aiken, allowing four runs, on seven hits and three walks, while striking out five in the no-decision. Farr had three hits for USCA, while Key and Hanks each had a pair of hits. #####

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

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September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

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September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

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September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

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September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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