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Baseball Notches Win #40 With 11-8 Victory at USC Aiken

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AIKEN, SC -- Catawba grabbed a 9-3 lead after three innings and held off host USC Aiken for an 11-8 win in baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Hernandez Stadium.  The 26th-ranked Catawba Indians close out the regular-season with a 40-11 mark and will next play in the NCAA II Southeast Regional Tournament from May 13-16.  The Pacers, ranked 25th in NCAA II, fall to 31-18.

Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS/NC State) got Catawba rolling as he led off the game with a homer.  John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) added a three-run shot in the frame as the Tribe took a 4-0 lead.  Aiken battled back as Travis Howard made an Indian error pay with a two-out, two-run homer in the Pacer first, while Josh Attaway singled home a run in the second to cut the lead to 4-3.

Catawba took command with a five-run fourth.  Criage Lyerly (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) singled to open the inning, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 86 games.  Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) got a run home on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly.  Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home a run and Corey Parker (Kernersville, NC/Glenn HS) plated a run on a ground out.  Moore and Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) singled home the last two runs of the inning.

The Pacers kept creeping back into the game.  Gary Asbill hit a two-run homer in the sixth to close the gap to 10-5 then USCA pulled within 11-8 in the eighth on a pinch-hit, two-run homer by Tripp Warrick.  A two-out Catawba error in the ninth allowed the Pacers to load the bases, but Brett Hatley (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) came to get a ground out to notch his second save.

Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) had three hits to pace the Catawba offense.  Moore, Bostian, Lyerly and Underwood all had two hits.  Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) picked up the win to improve to 7-2.  He allowed five runs (three earned) off eight hits over six innings.

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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

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Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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

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

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Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

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

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

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Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

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

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

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

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Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

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Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

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Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

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