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.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC),
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC),


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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

October 7

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

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

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

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

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

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

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

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

October 15

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.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

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

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.

October 21

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

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

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.

October 23

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

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

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.

October 30

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


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