Furr's Five RBI Sparks Baseball to Sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader from visiting Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.  The 18th-ranked Catawba Indians got five RBI from Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) in an 11-4 win in game one, while the Indians limited the Bears to just two hits in taking the nightcap 5-2.  Catawba improves to 28-8 overall and 17-4 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 11-28 and 6-14.

Catawba jumped out to a quick lead in the opener.  After three consecutive walks to open the home half of the first, Furr cleared the bases with a double on the first pitch he saw.  Furr would score on a sacrifice fly by Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS).  Furr drove in two more in the fourth on a bases-loaded single to give the Indians an 8-1 lead.

The Bears got three of their five hits in the sixth inning to close within 9-4.  Brian Dice (Hickory, NC) and Anthony Sully (Charlotte, NC) had RBI in the frame.  That was the only troublesome inning for Catawba starter JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/Peters Township HS/Miami,OH), who improved to 6-1.  He worked eight innings and allowed just four hits.

Furr had three hits in the win, while Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS), Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) and Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) added two each.  Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) scored three runs.  Sully had two RBI for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Dice and Stephen Andrews (Winston-Salem, NC) plated runs in the first two innings of the nightcap to give the Bears a 2-0 lead.  Catawba erased the deficit in the second as it scored twice without a hit.  The Indians benefitted from four walks and a hit batter.

Josh Hohn’s (Greensboro, NC/S. Guilford HS/N. Greenville) two-out single plated Zubillaga in the fourth as Catawba went on top 3-2.  The Indians added two insurance runs in the fifth.  Furr led off with a double and John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) tripled.  Neese scored on a double by Underwood.

John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) got the win in relief as he tossed three hitless frames and fanned three.  Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) notched his fifth save with a perfect seventh.  Furr, Neese and Brett Holmgren (Middlesboro, NC/Coyle & Cassidy HS) each collected two hits in the win for the Indians.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) 

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

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

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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