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Baseball Knocks Off North Greenville in Key Regional Tilt

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Catawba won a matchup of NCAA II top 30 teams on Wednesday night, beating North Greenville 8-4 in baseball action at Fluor Field.  The Catawba Indians, ranked 23rd, improve to 32-12.  The 28th-ranked Crusaders fall to 34-13.

Down 3-0, Catawba got off the deck in the sixth to get on the scoreboard on Zach Almond’s (Richfield, N.C./N. Stanly/UNCG) two-run homer.  The Indians took the lead with a six-run seventh.

Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) walked to start the seventh and went to second off an error on a failed pickoff attempt.  Catawba tied the game when Bryce Fowler (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood/Presbyterian) beat out an infield grounder to short.  The throw was wild and allowed both runners to move up.  As the Crusaders tried to get Fowler at second, that throw went into centerfield and Hanes trotted home to tie the game.

That chased starter Blake Hamilton and Catawba heated up against the pen.  Jackson Raper (Concord, N.C./Robinson) bunted for a single and Cameron Morrison’s (Robbins, N.C./N. Moore) singled down the left field line put the Indians on top 4-3.  Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) quickly increased the lead with a three-run homer and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) capped the frame with a RBI double.

The Catawba pen had another solid night, allowing just one unearned run over five innings.  Five relievers surrendered one hit, walked two and fanned seven.  Ryan Kahny (High Point, N.C./Central) got the win and moved to 3-3.  He tossed two innings of hitless relief with four strikeouts.  He did surrender the unearned run.  Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) retired the final three batters for his first save.

Almond enjoyed a 4-for-5 night at the plate.  Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) had two hits and singled in front of Almond’s one-out home run in the sixth.  Andrew Frazier had two of the four North Greenville hits.

North Greenville took the early lead with three unearned runs in the third off Catawba starter Michael Elwell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman).  Eric Gilbert reached on an error to start the inning.  He moved to second on a walk before stealing third and scoring on a sacrifice fly.  Another walk and a hit batter loaded the bases and Frazier plated two with a single.

Catawba will conclude conference play this weekend, hosting Brevard for a three-game series that opens Friday night 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

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

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September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
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

9
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)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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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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