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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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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

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

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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April 16

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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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

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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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4

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April 23

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

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2

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April 26

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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April 29

Baseball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 3-2

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