March 1, 2019
Baseball Takes Series Opener at LMU Behind 17-Hit Attack
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Catawba took the opener of a three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series at Lincoln Memorial, winning 11-6 at Hennon Field on Friday. The Catawba Indians moved to 14-4 overall and 2-2 in the SAC, while the Railsplitters fall to 10-7 and 3-1.
The Indians scored nine runs over the middle three innings to chase LMU starter Ethan Elliott (3-2), the reigning SAC Pitcher of the Year. Catawba tagged Elliott for eight runs in five innings.
Jeremy Simpson rapped out four hits, collecting his second career four-hit games two years to the day of his first, which came against UNC Pembroke on March 1, 2017. His single led off the fourth to ignite a five-run frame.
Catawba started the fourth with three straight singles and tied the game on a bases-loaded walk to Lee Poteat. Robbie Cowie singled home run before a two-run double from DJ Laxton. Simpson homered in the fifth and Cowie added a two-run double for an 8-2 edge.
Hunter Shepherd (2-1) picked up the win, limiting LMU to just four runs (two earned). He gave up nine hits and walked three, but standed 10 runners over the first five innings. The Indians saw the lead dwindle to 10-6 after seven, but Laxton shut the door the final two innings to preserve the win.
Simpson’s four hits led a 17-hit attack by Catawba. Jackson Raper had three, while the bottom third of the order picked up six hits and drove in seven. Cowie, Laxton and Henderson Lentz each had two hits. Cowie drove in three with Laxton and Lentz two each.
LMU produced 15 hits, but stranded the same amount on the bases. Tyler Adams had four hits with Seth Hunt and Chris Salvey collecting three each.
The teams are set to complete the series with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
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