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.

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«February 2020»
February 1

Basketball (W) @ UVA-Wise 54-65

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-5

Basketball (M) @ UVA-Wise 67-66

Baseball vs. Columbus St. (Steinbrenner Field) 2-6

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 11-1

February 2

Baseball vs. Saint Leo (Steinbrenner Field) 12-3

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-2

Softball vs. COLUMBUS ST. 3-1

February 4

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 1-6

February 5

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 59-48

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 95-91

February 7

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Limestone 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Limestone 2-5

February 8

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-18

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 85-49

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-0

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 113-97

February 9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 15-9

Baseball vs. WV STATE 10-1

February 10

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns CC) 

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns CC) 11th of 20

Track/Field @ Queens Multis (Day 2)

February 12

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 78-61

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 90-76

February 14

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2-20

February 15

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 9-6

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 5-10

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 86-96

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 1-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-2

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 74-61

Softball vs. LEES-McRAE 5-6

February 16

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 3-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 12-1

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 7-2

February 17

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

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 6-1

February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 11

February 19

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ERSKINE 19-8

Softball vs. FRANCIS MARION, ppd. 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mount Olive 8-5

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 62-51

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 84-94

February 21

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

Beach Volleyball @ Coastal Carolina 0-5

February 22

Track/Field @ USC Indoor Open

Baseball @ Tusculum 3-2

Tennis (W) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 2-5

Tennis (M) v. Mount Olive (Piedmont Indoor Cts) 1-6

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 74-54

Softball @ Young Harris 1-2

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 88-105

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-4

Softball v. Columbus St. 3-8

February 23

Softball @ Young Harris 1-9

Tennis (W) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (M) vs. NORTH GEORGIA 1-6

Softball v. Shorter 11-12

Baseball @ Tusculum 10-4

February 24

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 1

February 25

Golf (W) @ Battle of Hilton Head (Palmetto Dunes - Jones Course) - Day 2 3rd of 17

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 7-0

Baseball vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 11-7

February 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 13-17

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 56-71

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 66-82

February 27

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 5-3

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 2-1

Lacrosse (W) @ Barton 8-14

February 28

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

February 29

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ ECAC Championships (Day 2)

Baseball @ Queens 11 a.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.

Softball @ Newberry 4 p.m.

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