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Bowden Raises Hit Streak to 16 Games in Doubleheader Loss to Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa completed a three-game sweep of Catawba by out-slugging the visitors in a baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the UT Baseball Field.  The sixth-ranked Spartans won by the scores of 11-7 and 15-10 to improve to 28-6.  The Catawba Indians fall to 24-15.

The Indians banged out 26 hits in the two games, but could not hold down the Tampa bats.  In the opener, Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) homered and drove in three, while Jake Kimble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Liberty) rapped out three hits. 

Catawba connected on five homers in the nightcap with Zach Almond (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) going deep twice.  Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury), who had a hit in both games to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, also homered along with Dylan Richardson (Randleman, N.C./Randleman/Appalachian St.) and Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler).

A two-run double from Kimble and a two-run homer from Setzer had Catawba on top of Tampa 4-0 in the fifth inning of the opener.  Tampa would answer those four runs in its own fifth and take a 7-4 lead in the sixth on a three-run homer by Casey Scoggins. 

Catawba scored twice in the eighth to cut into a then 9-4 deficit and tried to pull off a dramatic ninth-inning rally.  With one out, Kimble walked and Richardson, Setzer and Will Albertson (Sophia, N.C./Randleman/Campbell) singled to make it 11-7 and bring the tying run to the plate.

Tampa went to the bullpen and Cody Martin got the Spartans out of the jam.  He got Bowden to pop up on a 3-2 pitch then struck out Hanes to post his second save.

Kimble drove in two on his three hits with Setzer picking up three RBI on two hits.  Albertson also had a pair of hits.  Sean Grant (Statesville, N.C./W. Iredell) started and pitched into the third before exiting after a knee injury covering first on an infield hit.  That was the only hit he allowed in his two and a third innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Richardson's homer tied game two at 1-1 in the third before Tampa pulled ahead with a six-run third.  Danny Lee had a three-run homer with Vin Cosenzo adding a two-run shot.  Bowden and Hanes homered in the fourth for the Indians to make it 7-3 then Tampa erupted for eight runs over the fifth and sixth frames to jump out to a 15-4 lead.

Austin Stilley (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) had a pinch-hit two-run single for Catawba in the eighth and Almond added his second homer in the frame.  Hanes capped the scoring with his two-run homer in the ninth.

Richardson had three hits in game two.  Setzer, Bowden, Hanes and Almond all had two hits.  Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) tossed the final two innings for the Indians, striking out five of the six batters he faced.

Catawba is set to host Winston-Salem State on Wednesday at 6 pm.

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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

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September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

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September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

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September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

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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

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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) 

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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

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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

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September 22

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

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

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September 24

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

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September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 7th of 8

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

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September 27

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

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

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September 28

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

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

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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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.

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September 30

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

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

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