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More Area Sports Briefs: Catawba softball, baseball win

From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball team won two games against Shippensburg at Newman Park on Saturday.
In a 6-1 victory, Shaefer Shepard pitched into the eighth inning and fanned seven batters. Will Albertson hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Dylan Richardson also homered.
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In an 11-2 win against Shippensburg, Catawba belted five homers, including two by Chance Bowden.
Bowden went 3-for-3.
Albertson, Luke Setzer and Jake Kimble also homered to back a strong mound effort by Russ Weiker.
Catawba plays a single game against Shippensburg this afternoon at 1.
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Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had three hits as East Carolina opened the season on Friday with an easy win against Longwood.
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Ryan Foster (Davie) pitched UNC Wilmington to a victory against Western Carolina on opening day.
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Parker Hubbard (South Rowan) hit his first college homer for Brevard recently.

College softball
Catawba won two games on Saturday and is now 9-0 on the season.
In a 2-0 win against Augusta, Carley Tysinger pitched a shutout. Tysinger and Kristen Stinnard drove in runs.
In a 3-2 win against Georgia College, Tysinger again was the winning pitcher and fanned 10.
Stinnard went 4-for-4. Leah Huggins and Caroline Turner had two hits each.
Catawba plays Columbus State at home today.
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Freshman Hunter Gibbons (West Rowan) hit her first homer for Western Carolina on Friday.
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Freshman Marissa Yow (West Rowan) had a run-scoring double for Radford on Friday for her first college hit.

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