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Ketchie Pitches Indians Past Carson-Newman in Series Opener

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SALISBURY, N.C. – Bryan Ketchie remained unblemished, improving to 7-0 on the mound this season as Catawba defeated Carson-Newman 5-2 Saturday at Newman Park.

The Indians have won five straight in South Atlantic Conference play, improving to 21-7 overall and 7-3 in the league, while Carson-Newman falls to 18-8 on the year and 2-4 against the conference.

Ketchie allowed two runs on nine hits and two walks, fanning five in six innings of work. DJ Laxton earned his first save of the season, working the final three frames without surrendering a run. The Eagles mustered just two hits and struck out three times against Laxton.

Catawba opened up a 2-0 lead in the second with three hits and capitalizing on a miscue by the visitors.

Carson-Newman responded with one in the next frame and it remained 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth.

Jackson Raper led off with a triple into the right field corner and Cameron Morrison lofted a fly ball deep enough to right, scoring Raper on a sacrifice fly. Hunter Shepherd followed Morrison with a homer to left – his team high seventh – nudging the Indians’ advantage to 4-1.

In the seventh, the teams traded solo runs and that was all the offense Catawba needed.

Heath Mitchem went 3 for 5 at the dish, driving in one for the Indians, while Shepherd recorded two hits in three at-bats, scoring twice.

The teams conclude the series Sunday with a double header at 1 p.m. at Newman Park. Catawba seeks its third-consecutive South Atlantic Conference series win, after dropping the first three-game set 1-2 against Wingate.

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October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

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October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

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October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

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October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

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October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

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October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

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October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

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October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

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October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

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October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

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October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

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October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

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October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

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October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.

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