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Brooks Helps Baseball Salvage Final Game of LMU Series

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HARROGATE, TN -- Catawba hit four home runs to help salvage the final game of a three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series with Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Hennon Field.  The Railsplitters had won the opener 8-5 before the Catawba Indians took an 8-1 win in the nightcap.  The Indians now stand at 10-11 overall and 6-5 in the SAC.  LMU is 14-6-1 and 10-4.

Catawba avoided the sweep behind the arm of Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) and the power of four home runs.  Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) started with a solo shot in the first then Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, FL/Boca Raton HS/Francis Marion) added homers for a 3-1 lead.

Shepard's homer in the fifth started a five-run frame for the Indians.  Before the inning was over Hawks and Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) had both delivered two-run singles.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, NC/Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) capped the scoring with a homer in the sixth.

While the Catawba bats stayed hot, Brooks finally cooled down the Railsplitters.  The junior upped his record to 3-2 as he gave up just a single run over six innings, scattering five hits with a walk and six strikeouts. 

Hawks, Zubillaga and Richardson each had two hits in the finale.  Hawks picked up three RBI.

In the opener, LMU took a 2-0 lead after an inning on a two-run homer from Kelvin Brito.  The Railsplitters added two more runs in the third and another in the fourth for a 5-1 edge.  Kronenfeld got Catawba within a run with a three-run homer for the Indians in the fifth.

Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) singled home a Catawba run in the sixth to make it 6-5, but Josh Coker hit a solo homer for LMU in the seventh and Jacob West singled home a run in the eighth to push the Railsplitter lead to 8-5. 

Kronenfeld had two hits and four RBI in the opener for Catawba.  Houston and Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) both had two hits.  Sean Grant (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell) took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits over six and a third innings.

Brito and West were among four players with two hits for LMU.  Brito had three RBI.  Zac Butler (3-3) picked up the win with seven innings of work.  He surrendered five runs on 10 hits.  Josh Coker retired the final four batter with a pair of strikeouts to claim his seventh save on the year.

Catawba will travel to Mount Olive on Tuesday for a non-conference game at 5 p.m.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 1:00VideoStats
Football @ Mars Hill, 1:00VideoStats
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL, 2:00Stats
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Calendar

«September 2018»
1
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

45
September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

9
September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

11
September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

22
September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

24
September 24

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

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

26
September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

27
September 27

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

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

28
September 28

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

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

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

29
September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

30
September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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