No. 5 Indians Rout Braves 13-1

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Cameron Morrison’s two homeruns powered No. 5 Catawba to its 11th-consecutive win, including nine at Newman Park.

The Indians improved to 12-1 this season with a 13-1 rout over UNC Pembroke at home Tuesday. The Braves dropped their third straight contest, falling to 6-4 on the campaign. This is the second victory over a nationally-ranked team in a week for Catawba.

On the mound, Sawyer Strickland started for Catawba, turning in a quality performance with seven scoreless innings. He picked his third win of the season in three starts, fanning six and walking one, while scattering six hits.

How it Happened:
With bases empty and two outs in the bottom of the second, Morrison hooked a high towering shot down the left field line, just inside the foul pole, giving Catawba the 1-0 lead.

The home team busted the game open in the next inning with two three-run blasts, expanding the lead to 7-0.

Heath Mitchem delivered the first homer over the barrier in right, plating Joe Nester and Jeremy Simpson. Nester led off with a walk and Simpson reached after being hit-by-pitch.

After a pitching change and recording the second out of the inning, Joe Butts started another rally with a single through the left side. Hunter Shepherd followed with a hard grounder back through the box, putting men on the corners. Morrison stepped in and worked a 2-2 count before scalding a line drive over the fence in left center.

The Indians added two more runs in the fifth on a walk and two doubles. They bumped the advantage to 13-0 with four in the sixth.

No UNC Pembroke players advanced past second base through the first eight frames. For the second-consecutive game, the Indians surrendered a ninth-inning tally, breaking up a shutout.

Catawba’s Pearce Wilhelm worked the ninth and the first pitch he threw left the yard off the bat of Dawson Painter.

Jackson Raper registered two hits, giving him  at least one in each of the Indians’ 13 games. Butts and Shepherd joined Raper and Morrison with multi-hit performances with two each. Morrison drove in a four, while Mitchem and Butts knocked in three runs each. DJ Laxton worked a perfect eighth, striking out two of the three batters he faced.

The Braves' seven hits came from seven different players but Painter’s home run was the only extra-base hit.

Up Next:
Catawba concludes its 12-game home stand this weekend with a South Atlantic Conference clash against Wingate. Friday’s first pitch is at 6 p.m. and the series wraps up with a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m.

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Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00


«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 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

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.


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