#23 Baseball Finishes Off Series Sweep of Brevard


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader from visiting Brevard on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The 23rd-ranked Catawba Indians won by the scores of 16-2 and 8-5 to improve to 25-7 overall and 15-3 in the SAC.  The Tornados fall to 11-20 and 3-14.

The Indians pounded out 20 hits in the opener to back solid pitching from JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/Peters Township HS/Miami,OH).  Jankowski improved to 5-1 as he allowed just one run off four hits over six innings.  He walked none and struck out seven.

Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) and Josh Hohn (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) combined for nine RBI in the opener.  Hohn had a double and triple, while Zubillaga went 3-for-3 and had a grand slam.

Leading 2-1, Catawba broke the game open by scoring 13 runs over the middle three frames.  Zubillaga put the Indians up 2-1 with a single in the second then Hohn keyed a five-run fourth with a two-run double.  Hohn added a two-run triple in the fifth then Zubillaga capped a five-run sixth with his grand slam.

Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) also had three hits during the Indians’ 20-hit attack in the opener.  Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) added two hits, while Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) had a pair of RBI.  Christian Christopoulous (Raleigh, NC) picked up two of the five hits for Brevard.

Jordan Kuhn (Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy HS) went 3-for-3 and collected four RBI to spark the Indians to the sweep.  His RBI double in the fifth snapped a 5-5 tie and put Catawba on top for good.  Zubillaga singled home Kuhn later in the inning and Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) had a single in the sixth for an insurance run,

Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) kept Brevard off the board over the final two innings to pick up his fourth save.  Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) got the win to improve to 5-2, allowing five runs off eight hits with seven strikeouts over five innings.

After Brevard scored a run in the opening inning for the third straight game, Catawba answered right back.  Bostian led off with a double and Hohn singled him in.  Kuhn doubled home two for a 3-1 lead after an inning. 

The Tornados came back to go on top 4-3 in the third.  Zach Merrikan (Hudson, NC) singled home two to put Brevard on top.  Catawba tied the game on a wild pitch then Kuhn singled home a run as the Indians reclaimed the lead 5-4 after three frames.

Randy O’Neal (Durham, NC) pulled the Tornados even with a single in the fifth before Catawba went on top for good.  O’Neal and Merrikan each had two hits and two RBI for Brevard in the nightcap.  Kameron Armacost (Littlestown, PA) and Ronald Patterson (Gloversville, NY) also had two hits. 

Hohn, Zubillaga and Furr each added a pair of hits for Catawba.  Dula scored three runs.

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