Baseball Tops Mount Olive in Midweek Game

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - - Catawba topped host Mount Olive 9-4 in baseball action on Tuesday at Scarborough Field. The Catawba Indians improve to 4-9, while Mount Olive drops to 5-3.

Hunter Shepherd earned his first win of the season pitching five innings and allowing on one run on two hits, while striking out seven. Heath Mitchem and Jacob Nester each had three hits for the Indians’ offense. 

Catawba put four runs on the board in the first inning. Luke Setzer led off the game reaching first on a Mount Olive error. Mitchem doubled down the left field line to score Setzer. Jackson Raper was walked and Cameron Morrison was hit by a pitch to score the second run of the game. Nester hit a two-out single up the middle to score two more runs for the Indians in the top of the first.

The Indians’ defense held Mount Olive scoreless, while adding four more runs in the top of the third.  Raper was walked to lead off the inning and then stole second base. Morrison walked to put runners on first and second. Joe Butts laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners. Nester singled to right field to score Raper. Kyle Smith singled to right center for two runs batted in. Setzer added the fourth run, scoring on a fielding error that allowed Cameron Bowden to reach first base.

Mount Olive posted their first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Catawba answered with another run in the top of the sixth. The Trojans put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth and one more in the bottom of the seventh.

The Indians will return to Newman Park to begin conference play as they host Coker in their first South Atlantic Conference series of the season. The first game of the series is set for Friday evening at 6 pm.

Box Score

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR 

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-0

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 3-6

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Soccer (W) Team Photo