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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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Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships, Stats
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC),

Calendar

«March 2018»
1
March 1

Softball @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 1 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3 p.m.

2
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

3
March 3

Basketball (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Basketball (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1 p.m.

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

4
March 4

Basketball (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 1 p.m.

5
March 5

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

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

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 3 p.m.

6
March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC)

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

Softball vs. KING 1 p.m.

Softball vs. KING 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Tampa 6 p.m.

7
March 7

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESNUT HILL 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Tampa 6 p.m.

89
March 9

Track/Field @ NCAA II Indoor Championships

Softball @ Emmanuel 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 2 p.m.

Softball @ Emmanuel 3 p.m.

10
March 10

Track/Field @ NCAA II Indoor Championships

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Carson-Newman noon

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 3 p.m.

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

11
March 11

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

12
March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC)

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 5 p.m.

13
March 13

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

14
March 14

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 1 p.m.

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3 p.m.

15
March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 3:30 p.m.

16
March 16

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3)

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

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 6 p.m.

17
March 17

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

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

1819
March 19

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

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

20
March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

21
March 21

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

2223
March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

24
March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

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March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

28
March 28

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

29
March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

30
March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

31
March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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