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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«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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