Baseball Slugs Its Way Past Lander


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba scored seven times after the fifth inning to rally for a 14-11 victory over visiting Lander in baseball action on Wednesday night at Newman Park. The third-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 34-9, while the Bearcats fall to 15-25.

Down, 3-1, Lander scored five runs in the third inning to start a back-and-forth free-scoring affair. The Indians tied it in the bottom of the third, but found itself behind 10-7 going to the bottom of the sixth. Hunter Shepherd’s two-out, three-run homer in the sixth tied it then Robbie Cowie followed a RBI single by Jeremy Simpson with a two-run homer in the seventh as Catawba went on top for good.

Peyton Williams, the seventh of eight Catawba hurlers, grabbed the win. He pitched scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth innings and improved to 3-1. Riley Myers closed it out. He allowed a walk, double and single to start the ninth, but came back to strikeout the next three batters.

Lander used nine pitchers in the three hour, 41 minute contest. Bryce Jackson took the loss and fell to 0-2.

Simpson had three hits with three runs scored and two RBI. Lee Poteat drove in four on a pair of hits. Henderson Lentz also picked up three hits. Cameron Morrison had two hits, including a homer.

Roury Glanton homered and had four RBI for Lander. Colton Yeager and Josh Gregory each had two hits and two RBI.

Poteat’s two-run double put Catawba on top 2-0 after an inning and it was 3-1 after two following Morrison’s homer. Lander got a two-run homer by Kyle Jenkins and three-run shot by Glanton to go up 6-3 in the third. Poteat added another two-run double in the third as Catawba tied the game.

Gregory had a two-run homer in the fourth and Yeager a two-run double in the sixth to put Lander back on top. Catawba then rallied behind the homers by Shepherd and Cowie.

Catawba will wrap up its league schedule this weekend on the road at league-leading Newberry. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m.

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«April 2019»
April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational


Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Baseball @ USC Aiken 6 p.m.

April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

April 27

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament


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