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Baseball Falls in Series Opener to Sixth-Ranked Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa, ranked sixth in NCAA II, scored eight runs over the first three innings and went for a 14-5 victory over visiting Catawba in baseball action on Friday night at the UT Baseball Field.  The Spartans improve to 26-6, while the Catawba Indians fall to 24-13.

Catawba got two hits and two RBI from Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury), who extended his hitting streak to 14 games, and saw  Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) hit his first collegiate home run.  Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) was hitless in two trips to the plate and saw his 19-game hitting streak come to an end.

J.D. Osborne and Chris Gaffney both posted two hits and drove in three for Tampa.  Cody deNoyelles and Adrian Chacon also had three RBI with Laz Rivera collecting two hits.  Christopher Williams (6-2) went seven innings to earn the win.  He allowed four runs (two earned) off six hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Rivera singled to start the Tampa second in a scoreless game.  He would swipe two bases and score on a sacrifice fly by deNoyelles.  Gaffney later added a two-run single to put the Spartans up 3-0.  Simpson accounted for the first Catawba run with his solo homer to start the third, but Tampa came right back with five in its half of the inning to lead 8-1.  deNoyelles had a two-run double.

Tampa extended the lead to 11-1 after five as Chacon double home two runs and Gaffney hit a sacrifice fly, one of four on the night for the Spartans.

Bowden singled home a run for Catawba in the seventh then the Indians benefited from an error to plate three in the eighth to close within 11-5.  Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.), Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) and Bowden drove in the runs.  Osborne capped the scoring with a three-run homer for Tampa in the home half of the eighth.

The teams will square off in a doubleheader on Saturday which begins at 1 pm.

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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

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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