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Baseball Takes Series Opener at LMU Behind 17-Hit Attack

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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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April 1

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

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

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April 2

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

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

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April 10

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

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Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

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Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4

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Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round) 9-11

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2

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Lacrosse (M) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 2-14

Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 5-4

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April 27

Track/Field @ UGA Lawrence Memorial Meet

Baseball vs. Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament) 8-0

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April 28

Baseball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 2-0

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Baseball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 3-2

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