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Baseball Sweeps DH with Wingate to Clinch SAC Regular Season Championship

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WINGATE, N.C. - - Catawba baseball swept their South Atlantic Conference double header with Wingate to clinch the SAC regular season championship on Saturday at Ron Christopher Stadium. The Catawba Indians improve to 27-21 overall and 19-8 in the SAC, while Wingate falls to 34-15 and 17-10 in the conference.

Michael Elwell earned his fifth win of the season after pitching six complete innings in game one. He allowed just one earned run on three hits while striking out 10 batters. Hunter Shepherd record his third save, allowing no runs on two hits over 2.2 innings pitched. Jacob Nester had two hits and three RBI to lead the Indians at the plate. Jackson Raper and Joe Butts each added three hits for Catawba.

Wingate took the lead first in the bottom of the second inning on an unearned run. Catawba quickly answered and tied the game in the top of the third with a run on three hits. The Indians took the lead in the top of the fourth on a Nester home run.

Catawba plated three runs in the seventh inning to extend their lead. Wingate responded in the bottom half of the inning with four runs to tie the game at five. The Indians kept the Bulldogs off the board the last two innings while they scored four in the top of the eighth to take the 9-5 win of game one.

Connor Johnson took the win for game two after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five over five innings. Chance Bowden recorded two hits and a RBI for Catawba. Nester added a hit and two RBI.

Bowden put Catawba on the board a home run to right field on a 2-1 count. Raper scored later in the opening frame on a wild pitch to give the Indians a two-run first inning. The Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom half of the inning.

The Indians added two runs in the top of the third to take a 4-2 lead. Wingate added a run in the fourth to cut Catawba’s edge to one. Catawba recorded three runs on one hit in the sixth as the last runs scored of the game to win 7-3.

The series win earns Catawba the number one seed for the South Atlantic Conference tournament that will begin on Thursday, April 26, at the Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee.
Catawba will host UNC-Pembroke on Tuesday for a non-conference game in Newman Park.

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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

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October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

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October 15

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

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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