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Sands extends hitting streak; #14 Baseball splits with Barton


   SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College split a baseball doubleheader with Barton College in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Newman Park. The Indians took game one 4-3, while the Bulldogs grabbed an 8-6 win in eight innings in the nightcap. Catawba, ranked #14 in NCAA II, goes to 18-5 overall. Barton moves to 12-9.
In the opener, the Indians put two runs up in the first on a Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) and later took advantage of a Bulldog error to take an early lead. Trailing 3-1 heading to the sixth, Barton’s Tyler Petty (Rocky Mount, NC) blasted a two-run homer to center deadlocking the contest at three. With the bases loaded and no outs, Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC) was hit by a pitch bringing home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh giving the Indians the game one win.

Petty put the Bulldogs up in game two with a RBI single in the first. Barton would score two unearned runs in the second taking advantage of a pair of Catawba miscues. Down 4-0 in the fifth, Sands extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a RBI double down the left-field line. After a Travis Hollomon (Clayton, NC) RBI double, Sands lifted a two-run blast to left cutting the Barton lead to 5-3 at the end of six.

In the seventh, Barrett Martin’s (Willow Springs, NC) run scoring single gave the Bulldogs a three run lead before Catawba responded with three in the bottom of the seventh getting RBI doubles from Matt and Mark Smith (Brown Summitt, NC) and Sands’ fourth RBI in game two with a base hit to center.

Petty gave Barton the lead for good in the eighth as his two-out, two-run double down the right-field line was nearly caught by Sands, but popped out of his glove as he hit the ground on the diving attempt.  Brent Godwin (Wilson, NC) shut the door on the Tribe in the bottom of the eighth picking up the save. Brock Godwin (Wilson, NC) picked up the win, while Justin Shelton (Walnut Cove, NC) suffered the loss for the Indians. Catawba returns to action tomorrow afternoon hosting #24 Shippensburg at 12 noon.


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«September 2017»
1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

2
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

3
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

78
September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
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

10
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

16
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

1718
September 18

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

19
September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
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

24
September 24

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

25
September 25

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

26
September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

27
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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