Offense Stagnate in Baseball's 3-1 Loss at Mars Hill


MARS HILL, N.C. – Mars Hill scored three runs on just four hits and topped visiting Catawba 3-1 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Henderson Field.  The Lions improve 23-17 overall and 9-7 in the SAC, while the 29th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 25-11 and 11-5.

Catawba opened the scoring as Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) singled home Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) with two outs in the first.  Setzer had led off the game with a single and was sacrifice to second by Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan). 

Mars Hill opened its first with three straight walks.  After a fly out, Hunter Merrill scored the tying run on a wild pitch before Christian Stampler put the Lions on top with a sacrifice fly.  The only other scoring came in the seventh when Gray McCurry led off with a home run.

Zac Brown hurled the complete game for the Lions to improve to 4-3.  He allowed a run off seven hits, walking one and posting nine strikeouts.  Russ Weiker (Albemarle, N.C./S. Stanly/Liberty) allowed just three hits, but did walk four in falling to 2-3.  Setzer had the only multi-hit game for either team with two hits.

The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 pm.

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November 1

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

November 2

Football @ Tusculum 14-32

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 0-4

November 5

Volleyball @ Chowan 3-1

November 6

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-0

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-7

November 8

Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 90-95

Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 74-42

Volleyball @ Anderson 1-3

November 9

Cross Country @ NCAA II Regional (Wingate Univ.) M-6th;W-9th

Football @ UVA-Wise 14-21

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-118

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 124-131

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-3

Basketball (M) @ Francis Marion 86-72

Basketball (W) v. Erskine 77-58

November 13

Basketball (M) @ Virginia Union 84-69

November 15

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

November 16

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-49

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville State 74-68

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

November 19

Basketball (M) @ Augusta 94-82

November 22

Soccer (W) @ Flagler (NCAA Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

November 23

Cross Country @ NCAA II Championships (Oaks Golf Complex)

Basketball (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.

November 26

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 7:30 p.m.

November 30

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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