Baseball Suffers a Setback at Barton

WILSON, N.C. – Catawba’s late rally comes up short in a non-conference matchup at Barton’s Nixon Field Tuesday.

With the loss, Catawba drops to 13-4, while the Bulldogs improve to 12-7.

Trailing 5-0 after six innings, the Indians registered four of their eight hits in the final three frames, dropping the decision by a score of 5-2.

Barton registered a walk and four singles enroute to a four-run second inning, grabbing control early. The home side added a run in the fifth to go up 5-0.

Dylan Ward worked the first five innings for the Bulldogs on the mound and quieted Catawba’s offense. He improved to 2-0 this season, scattering four hits, walking two and striking out three.

Catawba’s offense awakened in the seventh. Aided by a defensive miscue, the Indians pushed across their first run of the contest. Heath Mitchem followed with a single and Jackson Raper loaded the bases, bringing the potential tying run to the plate. Barton’s Chase Long was summoned from the bullpen and ended the rally with a strikeout.

In the eighth, the Indians threatened when Hunter Shepherd singled and Lee Poteat worked a base-on-balls. Once again, Barton’s bullpen turned the Indians away, maintaining the four-run advantage.

Fredrick May relieved Long in the ninth and worked himself into a jam with the first two Catawba batters reaching.

Jeremy Simpson got things started with a single and moved to second when Heath Mitchem worked a walk. May uncorked a wild pitch allowing both runners to advance a base. Jackson Raper, who leads the Indians with 18 runs-batted-in, drove in Simpson from third with a sacrifice fly, trimming the margin to 5-2.

Joe Butts reached on a walk and Mitchem to moved to third when the ball got past the Bulldogs’ catcher, putting runners on the corners for the Indians. May settled down and retired the next two batters, securing the win for Barton.

Simpson went 2-for-5 at the dish, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. With the two knocks, he moves into a tie for the teams lead with seven multi-hit games.

Raper continued his hitting streak, reaching safely in all 17 games this season, while five other Indians accounted for a hit apiece.

Barton’s seven hits came from seven different players, while Jacob Marcos and JoJo Allen drove in two runs each.

Up Next:
Catawba continues its four-game road swing this weekend in Harrogate, Tenn. The Indians and Lincoln Memorial square off in a crucial three-game series, beginning Friday at 4 p.m. The matchup of the top two teams in the South Atlantic Conference Pre-Season Poll wraps up with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.

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«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)

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

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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