Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. - - The Catawba Indians split the South Atlantic Conference double header with Anderson in baseball action Friday in Memorial Stadium. Catawba took game one 9-8 and dropped game two 8-0. The Indians are now 18-17 overall and 12-5 in the SAC, while the Trojans are now 11-20 and 6-11 in the conference.

DJ Laxton earned his fourth win after allowing no runs on just one hit and striking out two over 1.2 innings pitched in game one. Hunter Shepherd pitched a complete inning to record his second save of the year. Joe Butts led Catawba’s offense going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and scoring four runs. Jacob Nester and Lee Poteat each added two hits and two and three RBIs, respectively.

The Trojans took an early 4-0 lead after one complete inning. Poteat hit a triple with Butts and Nester on base to plate two runs for the Indians in the second to cut the lead to 4-2. Chance Bowden led off the third inning with a homerun to put another run on the board for Catawba. 

Anderson added a run in the third and fifth innings to take a 6-3 lead. Catawba tacked on a run in the sixth and three runs in the seventh to take their first lead of the game.

The Trojans answered with two runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to regain the lead. The Indians bounced back to take the final lead of the game when Butts hit a two run homer to left field in the top of the ninth.

The Indians struggled offensively in game two. Kyle Smith and Jacob Nester were the only two players to record hits. Connor Johnson received the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits over five innings. 

Anderson scored four of their runs in the bottom of the first inning, with three coming from a homerun by Overton. The Trojans added a run in the third and fifth innings to take a 6-0 lead. Anderson plated two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to finish the game 8-0.

Catawba and Anderson will conclude the three game series on Saturday at 1 pm.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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