Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Newberry


NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Catawba saw its run of seven straight conference titles end as host Newberry took all three games of the weekend series, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader 9-5 and 5-2 at the Smith Road Complex. The Wolves, ranked 15th, improve to 36-10 and 19-2, while the third-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 34-12 and 17-7.

Newberry scored six runs over the first three innings of the opener to go up 6-0. The Wolves had just two hits in the opening inning as it scored three times. Newberry benefited from a Catawba error and two hit batters. The Indians ended the game with five errors.

Hunter Shepherd got Catawba on the board with a home run in the fourth and Robbie Cowie singled home a run in the sixth to make it 6-2. The Wolves got those runs back with a pair in the bottom of the sixth.

Catawba made one more push in the eighth. Shepherd scored on a wild pitch and Cameron Morrison singled home a run to cut the deficit to 9-5. The Indians loaded the bases with one out, but a doubleplay grounder ended the threat.

Cowie had two of Catawba’s seven hits. Newberry rapped out 12 hits, three by Luke Orr. Peyton Springler had two hits and drove in two. Tomas Sorcia (6-0) went six innings for the win. He gave up a pair of runs on three this with seven strikeouts.

It was a four-run second the paved the way for the game two win. After a hit batter, the Wolves next six batters singled. Zane Tarrance drove in two with his single. That was enough support for Josh Bookbinder (8-1) who tossed the complete game. He allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out six.

Jeremy Simpson and Henderson Lentz each had two hits for Catawba. Jackson Raper had a sacrifice fly in the third then doubled and scored on a hit by Shepherd in the sixth.

Catawba heads to Belmont Abbey on Tuesday at 6 p.m. then closes at home against the Crusaders on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Today's Events

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