Sands Swats Three Homers in Baseball's 18-14 Win Over UNC-Pembroke


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba sophomore Jerry Sands (Clayton, NC) hit three home runs to lead the Indians past visiting UNC-Pembroke 18-14 in baseball action on Tuesday night at Newman Park.  The win is the 10th straight for the Catawba Indians, who improve to 26-12.  The Braves fall to 22-16.

 Josh Bentley (Lenoir, NC) gave UNCP an early 1-0 lead, but Sands connected on a three-run homer in the Tribe first for a 3-1 lead.  The Braves would put up five runs in the third with Derek Funk’s (Asheboro, NC) two-run double one of six hits in the frame for UNCP.  Sands would drill a two-run homer for Catawba to ignite a six-run third, capped by a two-run single by Chad Baker (Jamestown, NC) as the Indians took a 9-6 edge.

Pembroke came back with five more runs in the fourth, using three Catawba errors and RBI singles by Jason Morales (Fayetteville, NC) Jeff Adams (Laurinburg, NC) Chris Beck (Havelock, NC) and Jay Bowman (Welcome, NC).  Catawba tied the game in its fourth at 11-11 on a two-out, two-run double by Bubba Morris (Spencer, NC). 

Catawba went on top for good in the fifth on David Thomas’ (Winston-Salem, NC) two-out, two-run double which was followed by a two-run homer by Zach Evans (Greensboro, NC).  UNCP climbed within 15-13 in the sixth, but Catawba added a run in the sixth on a Baker triple and two in the seventh on s solo homer by Sands and a two-out double by Morris.

Tim Smith (Walnut Cove, NC) tossed the final inning and a third to register his first save of the season.  Alex Fairweather (Lenoir, NC) picked up the win in relief to improve to 6-2.  Sands finished with four hits and six RBI for the Indians and tied the school mark with six others with three homers in game.  Baker and Morris each had three hits and three RBI.  Morales, Adams and Bowman all had three hits for UNC-Pembroke.  Beck scored three runs.

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Today's Events

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

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

February 20

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

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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