Baseball Finishes Sweep of LR


HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba’s fourth-ranked baseball team completed a weekend sweep of host Lenoir-Rhyne, claiming both ends of Saturday’s South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Bears Field. The Catawba Indians improve to 30-8 overall and 15-3 in the SAC, winning 13-2 and 10-6 in nine innings. The Bears drop to 16-20 and 4-11.

Cameron Morrison had a pinch-hit double with one out in the ninth to score Jeremy Simpson with the eventually winning run in the nightcap. Lee Poteat followed the double with a run-scoring single and with two outs, Jacob Neseter and DJ Laxton singled home runs to pad the lead.

Lenoir-Rhyne had scored four runs in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead. Hunter Jackson capped the inning with a two-run single. Catawba retook the lead in the fourth. After a pair of two-out walks, Laxton tripled both runners home. Bryce Butler singled in Laxton to give Catawba a 5-4 edge.

Clayton Jeffries two-out double tied the game in the fifth and the teams headed to extras after neither team scored in the sixth of seventh. Laxton singled home Henderson Lentz in the eighth to put Catawba up by a run, but LR answered on sacrifice fly by Alex Reynolds to force another inning.

Laxton picked up three hits and four RBI in game two. Simpson hit a two-run homer in the first for one of his two hits. Peyton Williams (2-1) was the winner in relief, pitching the eighth inning. Riley Myers closed the game with a scoreless ninth. Hunter Shepherd started and went seven. He gave up eight hits and fanned seven.

Catawba rolled in game one. Lentz, Simpson and Jackson Raper homered in the win. Lentz and Raper posted three RBI with Simpson collecting three hits. Catawba scored five in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead then added five more in the eighth to break the game open.

Sawyer Strickland (5-1) earned the win as he hurled seven innings. He scattered nine hits, walked one and struck out one.

Catawba is at home on Tuesday, hosting Barton in a non-conference game at 6 p.m.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00


«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) 6th of 16

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

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

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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Soccer (W) Team Photo