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Baseball Drops Opener in Matchup of Top 20 Teams

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Catawba dropped its season-opening baseball game 8-5 to host Nova Southeastern on Thursday night at the NSU Baseball Complex. The 12th-ranked Sharks jumped to an 8-0 lead before holding off the 18th-ranked Catawba Indians.

The Sharks took the 8-0 lead into the eighth before Catawba erupted for five runs. NSU pulled starter Devin Cobb after seven scoreless innings and the Indians went to work off reliever Gabe Rodriquez. After an initial out, five straight Catawba batters reached to chase Rodriquez.

Kyle Smith put the Indians on the board with a two-run double and Hunter Shepard followed with a two-run single. A groundout by Cameron Morrison plated the final run, but Brock Minich worked out of the jam. Michael Gizzi surrendered a leadoff single to Luke Setzer in the ninth then retired the final three batters for the save.

Nova Southeastern took the lead in the second as Bryan Diaz drove in the initial run with a groundout to short. Brendan Cutting swatted a three-run homer in the third to push the lead to 4-0. Another run in the fourth chased Catawba starter Riley Myers after three and two-thirds innings. Myers allowed just three hits, but walked four and hit a batter to go with a pair of strikeouts.

The Sharks got three big runs in the seventh as the first three batters reached off Catawba reliever Ryan Kahny with a pair of doubles and a single. A pair of two-out singles drove in the final two runs that were too much for Catawba to come back from.

Smith had two hits and a pair of RBI for Catawba. Shephard and Joe Butts each had two hits and one RBI. Christian Demby and Samuel Duran rapped out three hits for the Sharks. Cobb fanned 13 over his seven scoreless frames, walking one and scattering five hits.

Next up for Catawba is a match-up with Palm Beach Atlantic on Friday night at 6 pm.

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12
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

3
March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

4
March 4

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

5
March 5

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

6
March 6

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

7
March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

89
March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

10
March 10

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

11
March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

12
March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

13
March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

14
March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

15
March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

16
March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

17
March 17

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

18
March 18

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

19
March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

20
March 20

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

21
March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12

22
March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1

23
March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1) 

24
March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 12-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 8-11

25
March 25

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-5

26
March 26

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 9-6

Softball vs MARS HILL 4-3

Baseball @ Mars Hill 14-7

Softball vs MARS HILL 7-0

27
March 27

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC) 8th of 11

Softball vs QUEENS 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Queens 1-8

Baseball @ Barton 10-5

Tennis (W) @ Queens 0-9

Softball vs QUEENS 8-0

28
March 28

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 2-7

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 21-13

2930
March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 4-5

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 5-4

Softball @ Tusculum 5-6

Baseball @ Anderson 9-8

Softball @ Tusculum 0-4

Baseball @ Anderson 0-8

31
March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL 20-4

Baseball @ Anderson 11-3

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