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Laxton's Bat and Arm Help Get Baseball Past USC Aiken

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba knocked off another top Southeast Region opponent on Tuesday, taking a 9-8 decision over visiting USC Aiken at Newman Park. The win improves the Catawba Indians to 16-5, while the Pacers fall to 13-5.

DJ Laxton had two hits, drove in three runs then pitched two scoreless innings to grab his first save. Lexton drove in a run on a ground out during a four-run third that saw the Indians turn a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead. His two-run double in the fifth extended the Catawba lead to 8-4.

USC Aiken battled back in the seventh with a pair of two-run homers. Blake Jenkins followed a leadoff walk with his second of the game and Jackson Hannon connected with two-outs to tie the game.

The Indians answered those runs in their half of the seventh. Lee Poteat led off with a double and Hunter Shepherd followed with a run-scoring single for the deciding margin. Laxton took the mound for the eighth and after surrendering a leadoff single, he induced a double play groundout before sitting down the last four Pacers to come to the plate.

Poteat had three hits and scored twice for the Indians. Shepherd had two hits with two RBI and two runs scored. Joe Butts also posted two hits for Catawba. Greg Brown worked the middle innings for the Indians. He went four and two-thirds innings and allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts. Cameron Mills (1-0) got the last out of the seventh.

Jenkins drove in four runs with both of his hits being home runs. Trey Polewski and Luke Leisenring picked up three hits. Lindsey Robinson (0-1) faced just two batters in the seventh and took the loss for the Pacers.

Catawba is on the road at North Greenville on Wednesday with a first pitch set for 2:30 p.m.

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February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

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February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

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February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

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February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

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February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

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February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

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February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

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February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

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February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

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February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

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February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

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February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

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February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

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February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

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February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

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February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

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February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 12-9

Basketball (W) @ Queens 65-50

Basketball (M) @ Queens 87-91

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February 23

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 12-8

Softball @ USC Aiken 3-4

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 69-70

Softball @ USC Aiken 13-6

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 74-81

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February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2) W-5th;M-5th

Baseball vs. WINGATE 1-6

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February 25

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6-8

Baseball vs. WINGATE 7-2

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 7-0

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 6-1

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February 27

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 50-66

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 89-81

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February 28

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 7-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 9-15

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