Baseball Rolls On With Doubleheader Sweep At Newberry


NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba continued to get solid pitching in sweeping a doubleheader from host Newberry in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Road Complex.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 7-4 and 13-2 to improve to 19-5 overall and 11-1 in the SAC.  The Wolves fell to 12-12 and 6-6.

Catawba rallied from a four-run deficit to take the opener.  Newberry jumped on Indian starter JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/Peters Township HS/Miami,OH) in the first to take a 4-0 lead.  After a hit batter and a sacrifice, Jovan Rohena doubled home a run and Chris Love followed with a two-run homer.  Zach Morgan singled home the final run.

The Indians chipped away at the lead, scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth frames to cut the margin to 4-3.  Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) singled home a run in the second, Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) homered in the third and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) plated a run in the fourth.

Catawba pulled even in the sixth on an infield hit by Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) then took the lead with a three-run seventh.  After infield singles by Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville), Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) singled home the go-ahead run with one out.  Hawks and Underwood singled home the final two runs for the 7-4 lead.

Jankowski stifled Newberry after the opening inning, allowing just three more baserunners, as he improved to 4-0.  He scattered six hits, walked one and fanned 10 in eight innings.  The junior allowed leadoff singles in the fourth and fifth frames, but then retired the side.  He walked the leadoff man in the eighth, but came back to strike out the final three batters he faced.  Clay Watson (Davidson, NC/N. Davidson HS) earned the save, allowing just a two-out single in the ninth.

Three became the magic number for Catawba in the nightcap as the Indians scored three times in four separate innings to complete the three-game sweep.  Dula knocked in six runs as he went 3-for-3, including a two-run homer to pace the offense.

Moyer delivered another quality start on the mound to improve to 4-1.  He tossed five innings of one-hit ball, walking one and posting seven strikeouts.  The junior gave up his run on a sacrifice fly by Love following a walk and a single with one out in the first.

Dula got things started with a two-out, two-run double in the first.  He singled home another run in the second, which followed a two-run single by Cameron White (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS).  The Indians opened the lead to 9-1 in the third as the Tribe scored twice on wild pitches and another run when Dula was hit by a pitch to force home a run.

Dula capped his day with a two-run homer in the fifth.  Kevin Parrish (Winston-Salem, NC/Glenn HS), who pinch hit for Dula in the sixth, singled home the final Catawba run. 

Hawks and Underwood each had two-hit games in both outings of the doubleheader.  Hohn scored two runs in each game, while Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) scored three times in the night cap.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC), Stats
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Volleyball @ Francis Marion, 7:00


«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

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

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

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

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

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

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

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

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

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

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

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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Soccer (W) Team Photo