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Baseball routs PC for eighth straight win

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba completed a weekend sweep of visiting Presbyterian with a 14-1 win in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park. Junior Jimbo Davis (Salisbury, N.C.) hit a pair of home runs and collected five RBI to help the Indians to their eight straight win. Catawba improves to 20-10 overall and 5-1 in the SAC, while the Blue Hose fall to 6-20 and 0-6. Matt Smith (Browns Summitt, N.C.) pitched seven strong innings and was backed by a 15-hit Tribe attack. Smith scattered six hits and allowed one run with a walk and five strikeouts to improve to 4-1 on the year. Davis got Catawba rolling with a two-run homer in the first. Davis Thomas (Winston-Salem, N.C.), who joined Davis with three hits on the day, singled home a run in the second. Presbyterian plated its only run in the third as Evan Sowell (Chesterfield, S.C.) led off with a single and eventually scored on a two-out wild pitch on a third strike. Chad Baker (Jamestown, N.C.) had a two-run single for Catawba in the third and Zach Evans (Greensboro, N.C.) had a two-run single in the fifth as the Indians went on top 8-1. Davis capped the scoring as he ended a five-run seventh with a three-run home run. Casey Morris (Granite Falls, N.C.) had a pair of hits and three RBI in the win for Catawba. Lance Howard (Simpsonville, S.C.) and Matt Bodie (Aiken, S.C.) each enjoyed a 2-for-4 day for the Blue Hose. ######

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