Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader to Win Series Against Tusculum

SALISBURY, N.C. - - Catawba swept visiting Tusculum in a South Atlantic Conference baseball double header on Saturday in Newman Park. The 19-10 and 13-12 victories won the series for the Catawba Indians and improved their record to 13-16 overall and 8-4 in the SAC, while dropping the Pioneers to 12-13 overall and 6-6 in the conference.

Chance Bowden and Lee Poteat led the Indians’ offense with three hits and four RBIs each. Two of Bowden’s three hits were home runs. Heath Mitchem recorded four hits and a RBI. Kyle Smith, Luke Setzer, and Cameron Morrison all tallied two hits in game one. Clay Young earned the win pitching five complete innings, allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out six.

Jacob Nester was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, runs scored, and walks in game two. Joe Butts and Bowden also added two hits and a RBI for the Indians. Connor Johnson recorded his first win of the season after allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out five over 2.2 innings pitched. DJ Laxton earned his second save of the season pitching 3.1 innings and allowing only one earned run on four hits and striking out five.

Smith and Bowden led off the game with back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first. Mitchem, Jackson Raper, Nester, Butts, Morrison, and Poteat all recorded hits in the first inning to put seven runs on the board. 

Tusculum put up a five inning run in the top of the third and the Indians answered with four runs in the bottom. The Pioneers added three runs in the fourth to make the score 11-8. Tusculum plated a run in the fifth and eighth to finish the game with 10 runs. The Indians tallied four runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the 19-10 win to even the series.

The Indians jumped on the board first again in game two in the bottom of the first, scoring six runs on four hits which included a three-run double by Mike Manoogian. Tusculum responded and plated four runs in the top of the second.

Bowden led off a seven run second inning with a home run to left field. Catawba was unable to score again, while Tusculum put up runs in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings. A line out and a fly out ended the top of the seventh and stranded the Pioneers tying run at third for Catawba to win game two and the series.

The Indians will travel to Mars Hill for a South Atlantic Conference series beginning Friday afternoon 3 pm.

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«February 2019»
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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