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Catawba Baseball Hopes to Draft 9-Year Old Caleb Stewart

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SALISBURY, NC – It’s finally here!  The 2014 Catawba College Baseball draft is today at 5:30pm.  The Catawba Indians are looking to strengthen its roster with some big talent in this year’s draft.  In the inaugural year of the Catawba College Baseball Draft, Coach Jim Gantt has his eyes set on just one prospect, Caleb Stewart. 

Stewart is a 9-year old phenom coming from Advance, NC and likely destined to be a future starting shortstop.  Stewart has proven both his physical and mental toughness as he battles to overcome Cystic Fibrosis.  Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening and chronic lung disease found in children.  Caleb was diagnosed with CF at just 4 months old.  He remained healthy until March of 2013 he was taken to the hospital after complaining from pain in a different area of his body where he was put on breathing treatments and other medication. 

Catawba’s recruiting agency, TEAM IMPACT, searched all over to find the kind of talent that Stewart possesses. Coach Gantt spoke about Caleb saying, “He is a complete natural.  Caleb has a lot of potential as a shortstop and is a lock to be one of baseball’s rising stars.  We hope to surround him with good examples and mentors as he develops his game.”

Despite the Catawba baseball season having already begun, the Indians are looking for the motivation and inspiration that Stewart provides to bring a new level of success to the South Atlantic Conference perennial powerhouse. 

If you would like to show your support for Caleb on his big day send your tweets to @catawbabaseball and use #draftcaleb

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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