Ninth-Inning Rally Propels Baseball to Sweep of Anderson


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Jacob Nester provided a walk-off single in game one, while Hunter Shepherd tossed a two-high shutout in game two as Catawba completed a weekend sweep of visiting Anderson, winning the Sunday doubleheader 9-8 and 2-0 at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians improve to 19-6 overall and 6-3 in the SAC. The Trojans fall to 9-12 and 2-7.

Anderson had scored five times in the top of the ninth of game one to go up 8-6 on a grand slam by Brandon Odachowski. Catawba battled back and scored three times with two outs in the bottom half.

After Trojan closer Christian Carpenter retired the first two Catawba batters of the ninth things changed with Shepherd got on with a sharp single that took a hard bounce over the shoulder of the second baseman. Lee Poteat tied the game as followed with a two-run homer to right on a 1-2 pitch. Those marked the first runs allowed by Carpenter (0-1) this season.

Cameron Morrison followed the home run with a pinch-hit single and pinch-runner Jeremy Simpson raced to third on a single by Henderson Lentz. Nester stepped in a singled up the middle on an 0-2 pitch to plate the winning run.

Nester had earlier drove in two in the third as Catawba went on top 4-2 after an early deficit. Sawyer Strickland pitched into the sixth and allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts. Riley Myers got the Indians to the ninth before Peyton Williams, who evened his mark at 1-1, entered with two runners on.

Nester and Lentz each had three hits. Poteat had two hits and scored three runs. Chandler Christenberry had a two-run homer for Anderson in the first and had two hits for the Trojans.

Shepherd was nearly flawless in the nightcap. He allowed only three baserunners in moving to 3-2. Shepherd hit a batter with two outs in the first, allowed a leadoff infield single to Dalton Shaw in the fourth and another leadoff single to Shaw in the seventh. He fanned seven in the shutout.

Catawba got the only run Shepherd needed in the fourth. Shepherd drew a leadoff a walk, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Lentz. The Indians added an unearned insurance run in the sixth. Poteat reached on a two-out error and came around to score on a single by Nester.

Catawba only had four hits in game two, all from the bottom third of the order. Cameron Mills had two hits for the Indians.

John McMicking (1-2) took the loss for Anderson. He allowed two runs, one earned, over five and two-thirds innings. He had two walks and five strikeouts.

Catawba is back at Newman Park on Tuesday, hosting Indiana (Pa.) in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

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«March 2019»
March 1

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 11-6

March 2

Tennis (W) vs. JC SMITH 7-0

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-5

Softball @ North Georgia 0-11

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 71-91

Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 7-6

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 75-72

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-1

March 3

Lacrosse (M) vs. WALSH 15-6

March 4


Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Tennis (M) vs. Edinboro 4-3

Tennis (W) vs. Florida Southern 2-5

March 5

Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (SALISBURY CC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 12

Tennis (M) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 2-4

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 9-8

March 6

Tennis (M) vs. West Liberty 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. West Liberty 7-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. GROVE CITY 12-8

Baseball @ North Greenville 6-7

Basketball (W) @ Anderson (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 79-90

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 97-77

March 7

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2-23

March 8

Softball @ Francis Marion 2-4

March 9

Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 14-7

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 1-0

Lacrosse (M) @ Newberry 11-8

Basketball (M) vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament Semifinals) 76-74

March 10

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 9-8

Basketball (M) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament Championship) 71-67

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 2-0

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 1 (Stonebridge CC)

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-2

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 2 (Stonebridge CC) 7th of 9

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 5-8

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-3

Tennis (M) vs. COKER 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. COKER 7-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. WEST CHESTER 4-20

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-5

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 11-3

March 14

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 1-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-0

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 3-4

March 15

Track/Field @ Charlotte 49er Classic (Day 1)

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 1)

March 16

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 2)

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5-2

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. COKER 18-8

Lacrosse (M) vs. COKER 12-6

Basketball (M) vs. UNC Pembroke (NCAA Southeast Regional) 80-61

March 17

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-5

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-8

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-0

Basketball (M) @ Queens (NCAA Southeast Region Semifinal) 93-96

March 18

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-22

March 19

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 1st of 9

Softball @ Queens 4-9

Softball @ Queens 1-2

Baseball @ Lander 9-0

March 20

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-6

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 11-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 13-9

March 22

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 5-2

Baseball @ Coker 13-12

March 23

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-13

Baseball @ Coker 11-7

Softball @ Carson-Newman 6-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

Baseball @ Coker 8-5

Softball @ Carson-Newman 8-7

March 25

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 1 (Greenwood CC)

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

March 26

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 2 (River Landing GC) 7th of 14

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 2 (Greenwood CC) 20th of 22

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2-5

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 1-6

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-1

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3-11

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-14

March 29

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 1)

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 10-5

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Mars Hill 16-4

Tennis (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 3-4

Softball vs. ANDERSON 8-7

Tennis (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5-2

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-2

Softball vs. ANDERSON 4-5

Lacrosse (W) @ Mars Hill 18-16

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 10-6


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