February 5, 2012
Baseball Bounces Back With Two Wins on Sunday
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba earned a pair of wins in baseball action on Sunday at Newman Park. The 18th-ranked Catawba Indians downed Mars Hill 14-2 then topped Pfeiffer 7-5 to improve to 2-1 on the year.
In the first game, the afternoon tilt with Mars Hill, Catawba rapped out 18 hits in grabbing the 14-2 victory. The Indians batted first and grabbed the early lead on a two-triple by Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/Parkwood HS) that plated a pair of runs. He scored on a balk for a 3-0 edge. Leading 4-2 after four frames, the Indians began to pull away, scoring four in the fifth which was capped by a three-run double with two outs by Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS).
JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/ Peters Township/Miami,OH) went seven strong innings to gain the win. He allowed two runs off four hits with nine strikeouts. Hawks added a double and scored three runs. Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) collected a pair of hits with a RBI and scored twice. Furr, Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat), Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) and Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) also had two hits.
In game two under the lights, freshman Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Piedmont HS) snapped a 5-all tie with a two-run homer in the eighth to propel the Tribe. The Falcons had battled back from a 5-3 deficit in the top of the eighth, scoring twice on a grounder by Dalton Lindley that took a bad hop under the glove of Brooks with two out.
Pfeiffer had led early, scoring an unearned run in the third. The Falcons stretched the margin to 3-0 in the fourth on back-to-back RBI doubles by Lindley and Aarin Sharpe. The Indians pulled even in their fourth, benefitting from a pair of Falcon errors. Hawks singled home a run and Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) scored the tying run on a wild pitch.
Catawba went on top in the seventh. After another Pfeiffer error, Bostian brought home a run on a sacrifice fly. Furr added another run on a single. The Falcons got those runs back in the eighth on the two-out error.
Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) picked up the win in relief. He tossed four innings of one-hit ball and allowed two unearned runs with three strikeouts. John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS) went the first five innings and fanned seven. Furr had two hits.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6
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