March 9, 2013
Baseball Hammers Brevard to Complete Weekend Sweep
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba completed a weekend sweep of visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. The 25th-ranked Catawba Indians won both ends of a doubleheader 15-0 and 10-3 to improve to 17-5 overall and 8-4 in the SAC. The Tornados fall to 9-14 and 5-7.
John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) allowed no runs on just one hit in his seven innings of work as Catawba easily won the opener. Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) and Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) hit solo home runs to help the Indians to a 3-0 edge after three. Catawba broke the game open with a seven-run fourth.
Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) had a three-run homer to get the inning going, while Danny Parisi (Shirley, NC/Longwood HS) capped the frame with a two-run single. Parisi finished the game with three hits and three RBI. Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) also collected three hits in the win.
Tuttle improved to 4-2 with his strong effort. He walked one and fanned seven. Kody Spencer had the lone hit for Brevard, a single to lead off the second. Hawks collected four RBI for Catawba.
The Indians used a seven-spot for the third straight game, this time in the first inning to go on top 7-0. Dula had a two-run homer and Jon Wallace (Salisbury, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Lynchburg) a two-run single in the frame that was aided by three Tornado errors.
Furr also homered in game two as did Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech), who made it 10-2 in the fourth with his two-run blast. Matthew Proffitt had a solo homer for Brevard and Chris Christopolous singled home a run. The final run for the Tornados came when Champ Stuart stole home on the back end of a double steal.
Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) grabbed the win to improve to 4-0. He went five innings, allowing three runs off four hits. He fanned eight. Dula had two hits for the Indians.
Catawba will travel to Wingate on Tuesday for a non-league game with the Bulldogs at 6 p.m.
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