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Baseball Launches Seven Home Run in Doubleheader Sweep of Shippensburg

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba, ranked fifth in the ABCA Division II poll, swept a baseball doubleheader from visiting Shippensburg on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 6-1 and 11-2 to improve to 5-3 on the season.  The Raiders fell to 2-4.

Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) homered in each game, while Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton/Francis Marion) and Russ Weiker (Albemarle, N.C./S. Stanly/Liberty) earned wins on the mound.  The Indians belted five home runs in the game two win, two off the bat of Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury).

Shepard got all the runs he would need in the first inning of the opener when Albertson launched a three-run homer.  The junior improved to 2-1 as he scattered seven hits over seven and a third innings.  He allowed a single run and posted seven strikeouts.

Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) helped provide some insurance runs with a two-run homer in the fifth and Grayland Fowler (Moore, S.C./Duncan) scored on a wild pitch in the eighth after Shippensburg had scored in the top half.

Shepard stranded a pair of runners on third early.  In the third, a pair of two-outs hits put runners on the corners before a fly out ended the frame.  In the fourth, Austin Allison led off with a double and went to third on a ground out.  Shepard was able to get a strikeout and a ground out to keep the Raiders off the board.

Shippensburg finally broke through in the eighth.  After a leadoff walk, Make Marcinko stole second.  He scored on a one-out hit by Allison.  Avery Bowles (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) would get the final two outs of the inning and Clay Young (Greensboro, N.C./Caldwell Academy tossed a perfect ninth.

Allison collected three hits for Shippensburg.  Marcinko had two hits.  No Catawba player had more than one hit, but Albertson walked three times after his home run and scored twice.

Catawba replicated its three-run first in the nightcap.  Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) led off with a home run and Albertson hit a two-run round tripper for the 3-0 edge.  Bowden connected on a two-run homer in the second for a 5-0 lead.

Allison doubled home a run for Shippensburg in the fourth and Ryan McMillen added a two-out RBI single to cut the margin to 5-2.  The Indians got those runs back with solo shots by Bowden in the fourth and Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) in the fifth.  The Indians tacked on four runs in the sixth, two on a double by Kimble.

Weiker went five innings in up his mark to 2-1.  He gave up three hits with a walk and four strikeouts.  Michael Elwell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) and Will Beason (Advance, N.C./Davie Co.) tossed scoreless innings in relief.

Bowden went 3-for-3, while Kimble and Setzer each had two hits.  Bowden and Kimble drove in three runs. 

The teams will finish off the three-game series on Sunday at 1 pm.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

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April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

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April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

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April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

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April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

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April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

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April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

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April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

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Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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