March 2, 2019
Baseball Splits DH With LMU to Win Series
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Catawba split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader with Lincoln Memorial on Saturday and took the series two games to one. Lincoln Memorial rallied for a 5-4 win over 12 innings in game one, while the Indians won the final game 4-1. The Catawba Indians move to 15-5 overall and 3-3 in the SAC. The Railsplitters go to 11-8 and 4-2.
Heath Mitchem’s three-run homer in the third inning proved the difference in game two on Saturday. Jacob Nester started the inning with a walk and Jeremy Simpson reached on a one-out error prior to the home run. Nester tripled home Laxton for an insurance run in the fourth.
Bryan Ketchie (5-0) went the distance for the win. He gave just a run on five hits. He walked one and struck out four. Simpson had two hits.
Matt Mullenbach (1-2) took the loss for LMU. He pitched six innings and surrendered six hits with seven strikeouts.
Catawba was down 3-2 in the eighth inning of the opener, but tied the game when Mitchem scored on a ground out by Hunter Shepherd. The Indians went on top in the 11th as DJ Laxton’s sacrifice fly scored Robbie Cowie, who had tripled.
LMU came back in the bottom half of the 11th opening the frame with three singles. Dalton Dedas tied the game with a sacrifice fly before Peyton Williams got out of the frame with a double play grounder. An inning later, Josh Stucky led off the 12th with a game-ending home run.
Cowie and Jackson Raper each had two hits for Catawba. Laxton had two RBI. Williams (0-1) took the loss. Sawyer Strickland was stellar in relief, throwing six and third scoreless innings. He gave up just three hits and fanned eight.
Tyler Adams and Will Reddick each produced three hits for LMU. Patrick Queener (1-1) pitched a scoreless 12th to earn the win. Eli Wright starter and allowed a pair of run off three hits in five innings. Devin Morris tossed five and a third innings of relief and allowed two runs on five hits.
Catawba is back in action at Newman Park on Tuesday, hosting USC Aiken at 2 p.m.
Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)
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
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
Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24
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
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)
Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11
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
Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5
Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1
Baseball @ Newberry 2-4
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
Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3
Baseball @ Newberry 2-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16
Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4
Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6
Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3
Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12
Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6
Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)
Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th
Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6
Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11
Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8
Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3
Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4
Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round) 9-11
Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2
Lacrosse (M) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 2-14
Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 5-4
Track/Field @ UGA Lawrence Memorial Meet
Baseball vs. Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament) 8-0
Baseball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 2-0
Baseball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 3-2
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