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Hayden Setzer
Hayden Setzer had two home runs, a double and five RBI for Caldwell Community College.
photo courtesy of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Athletics

Caldwell Community College Baseball Downs CVCC on Friday

Hayden Setzer hit two homeruns, a double, and drove in five runs as the Caldwell Cobras handed Catawba Valley their first loss of the 2023 season, 17-4 in eight innings Friday at Henkel-Alley Field in Hickory.

Setzer went 3-4 at the plate in a game that featured six homeruns by the Cobras (3-1). Setzer’s three-run homerun in the top of the first inning put Caldwell on the board. Garrison Burress also had a homerun in the inning as the Cobras built a 5-0 lead after the top half of the inning.

Catawba Valley got its first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning via a solo homerun Sean Seale to cut the deficit to 5-1.

Caldwell would strike for five runs in the top of the fifth inning. Bo Davidson and Jacob Bebber would each hit a two RBI homerun and Burress would add an RBI single, as the Cobras increased their lead to 10-1.

In the sixth inning Bebber added to his RBI total, collecting two more on a double. Bebber finished with four RBI on the day. Catawba Valley would add two runs in the bottom half of the inning with a Jack Stevens two RBI homerun and the score was 12-3 heading to the seventh inning.

Caldwell scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning. Setzer had a two RBI homerun as did Breon Ishmael. JT Facteau closed out the Cobra scoring with a sac-fly RBI. The Red Hawks’ Aiden Wilson scored on a pass ball in the bottom half of the inning, but the Cobras would close out the game to win via the mercy rule, 17-4 in eight innings.

Luke Maicon earned the victory on the mound for Caldwell, pitching six innings and allowing three runs off of four hits while striking four.