Baseball

Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader at LMU

HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Catawba and Lincoln Memorial split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Hennon Field.  The 28th-ranked Catawba Indians took the opener 10-7 with the Railsplitters winning game two 9-3.  Catawba stands at 21-9 overall and 11-4 in the SAC, while LMU is 17-15 and 8-4.

Catawba outslugged LMU in the opener, pounding out 17 hits.  The Indians got rolling in the third with a five-run frame.  Jeremy Simpson (Cleveland, N.C./W. Rowan) had a two-run triple.  Nick Coble (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant/Florence-Darlington) answered a three-run LMU frame in the fourth with a two-run homer in the fifth and Jacob Nester (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth/Chowan) singled home a run in the seventh to give Catawba an 8-3 lead.

LMU cut the margin to 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh.  Logan Augustine, Timmy Wages and Muta Crusoe homered in the inning.  Catawba got some insurance in the ninth.  Kyle Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley), who went 4-for-4 in the opener, homered to start the inning.  Luke Setzer (Salisbury, N.C./E. Rowan) followed a Nester triple with a RBI single to make it 10-7.

Bryan Blanton (Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle) closed out the game with two innings of work to nab his sixth save.  He allowed no hits with a walk and three strikeouts.  Hunter Shepherd (Salisbury, N.C./Homeschool) improved to 4-0 as he went five and two-thirds innings.  He gave up three runs (one earned) off seven hits with six strikeouts.

 Nester and Chance Bowden (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) had three hits in the win.  Coble drove in three runs with Setzer and Simpson each knocking in two.

The Railsplitters collected 11 hits in the loss.  Wages, Eric Kalman and Seth Hunt each had two.  Wages, Crusoe and Nate Stinson drove in a pair.  Ethan Elliott (3-3) took the loss as he allowed seven runs (four earned) in four innings.

Wages got LMU out to a quick lead in the second game with a three-run homer that came after a pair of two-out walks.  Kalman added a two-run homer, also with two outs, in the third to stake the hosts to a 6-0 lead.

Catawba tried to rally in the sixth as Smith and Coble double home runs, but Cody Hinton came on to get the final two outs of the inning to keep the lead at 7-3.  LMU tacked on two more runs in the home sixth for the final margin.

Coble had two of Catawba’s six hits in game two.  Kalman and Russell Clark had two hits for LMU.  Dominic Morabito ((4-2) went five innings to get the win.  Ryan Kahny (High Point, N.C./Central) took the loss for Catawba and fell to 2-2.

Catawba is set to travel to Winston-Salem State on Tuesday for a 6 pm first pitch.

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Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St., 7:00

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November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

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November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

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November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

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November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

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November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

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November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

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November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

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November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

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November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

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November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

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November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

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November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

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