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Baseball Sweeps Mars Hill

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MARS HILL, N.C. - - The Catawba Indians won both games of the South Atlantic Conference baseball double header on Monday to sweep the conference series at Henderson Field. Catawba improves their record to 16-16 overall and 11-4 in the SAC, while Mars Hill drops to 7-20 and 3-12 in the conference.

DJ Laxton recorded his third win of the season, allowing just one hit over three innings pitched. Hunter Shepherd earned a save for game one. Cameron Morrison led the Indians offense going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Jacob Nester and Joe Butts each added two hits for Catawba.

Mars Hill took a quick 4-0 lead over the first three innings. Catawba scored their first run in the top of the fifth on a bases loaded walk. Heath Mitchem led off the sixth inning with a homerun down the right field line. Morrison doubled to right center later in the inning to plate two more runs to tie the game. 

The Lions answered with two runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning to regain the lead. The Indians rallied in the top of the ninth, scoring five runs on three hits to take the 9-6 win.

Joe Butts led Catawba’s offense in game two with three hits and five RBIs. Mitchem tallied three hits and two RBIs. Kyle Smith, Luke Setzer, Jackson Raper, Lee Poteat, and Morrison each added two hits. Michael Elwell improved his record to 3-3 with the game two win, allowing three runs on four hits with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings pitched.

The Indians jumped on the board in the second inning scoring a run on two hits. Catawba plated two runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 5-0 lead. A six run fifth inning increased their advantage to 11. Mars Hill scored all seven of their runs in game two in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 11-7. The Indians added three more runs in the top of the seventh to take game two, 14-7 and sweep the series.

Catawba will travel to Wilson, N.C. to play host Barton in a mid-week non-conference game on Tuesday at 2 pm.

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September 7

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Cross Country in FLEET FEET INVITE (Salisbury Community Park) W-2nd;M-2nd

Football vs. WEST GEORGIA 9-37

Soccer (W) @ Lynn 4-1

Soccer (M) @ Barton 2-3

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September 8

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 7 p.m.

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September 9

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 1) - (Cobbs Glen GC)

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 2) - (Cobbs Glen GC) 2nd of 9

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Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-3

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September 11

Soccer (W) @ Francis Marion 2-1

Soccer (M) @ North Greenville 4-0

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September 13

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 0-3

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September 14

Football @ Winston-Salem State 21-14

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 3-0

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September 17

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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September 18

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-4

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September 20

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Tournament 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-1

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September 21

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.) M-4th;W-7th

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 3-0

Football @ UNC Pembroke 14-28

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 3-0

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September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 2 (Old South GC) 9th of 14

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September 23

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 24

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 5th of 9

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September 25

Soccer (W) @ Columbus State 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 5-3

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Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1) 

Volleyball @ UVA-Wise 3-0

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Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 5-3

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 1-0

Football vs. WINGATE 10-13

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Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3) 

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