Bowden, Setzer and Mitchem Have Two Multi-Hit Games in DH at Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, T.N. - - The Catawba Indians returned to South Atlantic Conference baseball action with a doubleheader at host Carson-Newman on Friday. The Indians and Eagles split with Carson-Newman taking game one 6-5 and Catawba winning game two 9-3. Catawba is now 9-14 overall and 5-3 in the SAC, while Carson-Newman is 14-7 and 6-2 in the conference.

Chance Bowden, Luke Setzer, and Heath Mitchem each had two hits for the Indians in game one. Bowden went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Setzer and Mitchem both went 2-for-4 with a home run and two and one RBIs, respectively. 

Jacob Nester led Catawba’s offense in game two going 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Jackson Raper, Lee Poteat, Mitchem, Bowden and Setzer all contributed two hits as well for the Indians. DJ Laxton earned his second win of the season after allowing just one hit in 1.1 innings. Connor Johnson recorded his second save allowing just one hit over 3.2 innings pitched with five strikeouts.

Catawba plated a run in the top of the first inning on a Setzer single to center field and a run in the second on Mitchem’s home run to right center. Carson-Newman answered with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second to make the score 2-1.
Both teams went scoreless through the third and fourth innings before the Eagles tied the game at two all in the bottom of the fifth. Setzer homered in the top of the sixth and Carson-Newman responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning.
The Indians were able to put up a two-run inning in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead; however, Carson-Newman scored two in the bottom of the eighth to take over 6-5. 

Setzer homered to left center after a Bowden base hit to put the first two runs of the game on the board in game two. Raper hit a single down the right field line with the bases loaded to score two more runs in the second. A home run by Sharpe put a run on the board for the Eagles in the bottom of the second.

Carson-Newman added their last two runs in the bottom of the third, but Catawba answered with another 2-run inning in the fourth. The Indians tallied three runs in the fifth as the final runs scored in the game to take the 9-3 win.

Catawba and Carson-Newman will play game three of the series on Saturday at 1 pm.

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«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

October 8


October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

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

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

October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

October 22

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

October 23

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

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 25

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

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

October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.


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