March 23, 2019
Raper and Lentz Pace Baseball to Sweep of Coker
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Catawba, ranked eighth in NCAA II, completed a weekend sweep of host Coker, but sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Tom J. New Field. The Catawba Indians won the games by the scores of 11-7 and 8-5 in improving to 26-7 overall and 12-3 in the SAC. The Cobras fall to 11-17-1 and 5-10.
Jackson Raper had six hits in the doubleheader, including a 4-for-4 effort in game two. Henderson Lentz had four hits, drove in three and scored four times. Sawyer Strickland (4-1) got through five innings of the opener to take the win, while Hunter Shepherd (5-2) went five and two-thirds innings to win game two. Peyton Williams got the final two outs of the finale to garner his seventh save.
Catawba jumped to a 5-1 lead after three innings of the opener, but the Cobras closed within a run on Reilly Hall’s three-run homer in the fourth. It was 6-5 after Larry McCabe homered to start the sixth which ended the day for Strickland. The junior gave up six hits and fanned four.
McCabe homered again in the eighth as the Cobras drew within 9-7. DJ Laxton would later get a double play grounder to help get out of more trouble in the frame. The Indians added two runs in the ninth on a Coker error and Williams tossed a perfect ninth to lock down the win.
Lentz, Raper and Jacob Nester picked up two hits in the win. Lentz scored four runs. McCabe had four hits for Coker. Michael DeVecchio (0-5) took the loss, facing just two batters.
It was a six-run fourth that gave Catawba breathing room in game two. Lentz capped the inning with a two-run single. Coker didn’t go away, scoring twice in the fifth and the sixth. Laxton got the final out of the sixth on a strikeout with a pair of runners on. Williams came in and got the final two outs of the seventh.
Raper would score two runs during his four-hit game. Lentz had two hits and three RBI. Bryce Butler also had two hits. Shepherd struck out eight over his outing.
Catawba travels to Mount Olive on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match-up with the 14th-ranked Trojans.
|Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC),|
|Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC),|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
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
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
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.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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