Baseball Takes Win Over USC Aiken


AIKEN, S.C. -- Catawba claimed an 8-4 win over host USC Aiken in baseball action on Monday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium. The win improves the 11th-ranked Catawba Indians to 37-12, while the Pacers fall to 24-19.

USC Aiken had trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh, but Catawba tallied three times in the eighth for some insurance and Riley Myers shut the door the final two innings. Myers tossed two shutout frames and allowed just one hit with a pair of strikeouts.

Jacob Nester’s two-run single in the second staked Catawba to an early lead. The Pacers came back in the bottom half as the first five batters reached. The Indians got out of the inning by the held of Lee Poteat, who threw a runner out at the plate, and a double play grounder to end the frame.

A sacrifice fly by Jeremy Simpson and a Pacer error led to three Catawba runs in the fourth as the Indians retook the lead. The Pacers got a run in the fifth then cut the margin to 5-4 in the seventh on a single by Chandler Rogers. Caleb Link came in and struck out the final two batters of the frame.

Catawba started the eighth quietly as the first two batters were retired. Cameron Morrison doubled with two outs and Henderson Lentz singles. Nester drove in a run with a hit, while the final two runs scored on an error.

Nester had three hits, drove in three and scored twice in the win for Catawba. Lentz had three hits and scored twice. Sawyer Strickland (7-2) got the win in relief.

Sean McQuillan collected three hits for USC Aiken. Hunter Shuff (0-2) took the loss in relief.

Catawba travels to Winston-Salem State on Tuesday for another 6 p.m. first pitch.

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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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Soccer (W) Team Photo