February 17, 2012
Baseball Takes League Opener Against Mars Hill
Brooks hit for just the fourth known cycle in school history
SALISBURY, NC -- Senior JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/Peters Township/Miami,OH) improved to 3-0, while freshman Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) hit for just the fourth known cycle in school history as Catawba defeated visiting Mars Hill 15-3 to open South Atlantic Conference baseball play on Friday night at Newman Park. The Catawba Indians improve to 7-2, while the Lions fall to 2-7.
Brooks went 4-for-6 to help pace the Indian offense. He tripled in a run in a five-run second, led off the third inning with a home run, doubled in the seventh and singled in the eighth to complete the rare feat. Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) also homered for Catawba and drove in five runs, while Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) had three hits and three RBI.
The 15-run, 16-hit outburst was more than enough support for Jankowski. He worked seven innings, allowing just one run off five his with no walks and 11 strikeouts. He has now fanned 28 in 21 innings of work this season.
Furr capped Catawba’s five-run first with a two-run single then added a three-run homer in the fifth as the Indians extended the lead to 13-1. In addition to the 16 hits, Catawba also drew 11 walks from Lion pitchers.
Coty Pate (Knoxville, TN) had three hits for Mars Hill and connected on a two-run homer in the ninth. Joey Belviso (Pembroke Pines, FL) had a pair of hits for the Lions and Matt Mayo (Enfield, CT) picked up an RBI single in the fourth.
|Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 3:00|
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
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
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
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
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
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.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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