March 8, 2014
Brooks Helps Baseball Salvage Final Game of LMU Series
HARROGATE, TN -- Catawba hit four home runs to help salvage the final game of a three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series with Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Hennon Field. The Railsplitters had won the opener 8-5 before the Catawba Indians took an 8-1 win in the nightcap. The Indians now stand at 10-11 overall and 6-5 in the SAC. LMU is 14-6-1 and 10-4.
Catawba avoided the sweep behind the arm of Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) and the power of four home runs. Paul Kronenfeld (Greensboro, NC/Woodberry Forest HS/Georgia Tech) started with a solo shot in the first then Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and Shaefer Shepard (Boca Raton, FL/Boca Raton HS/Francis Marion) added homers for a 3-1 lead.
Shepard's homer in the fifth started a five-run frame for the Indians. Before the inning was over Hawks and Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) had both delivered two-run singles. Dylan Richardson (Randleman, NC/Randleman HS/Appalachian St.) capped the scoring with a homer in the sixth.
While the Catawba bats stayed hot, Brooks finally cooled down the Railsplitters. The junior upped his record to 3-2 as he gave up just a single run over six innings, scattering five hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
Hawks, Zubillaga and Richardson each had two hits in the finale. Hawks picked up three RBI.
In the opener, LMU took a 2-0 lead after an inning on a two-run homer from Kelvin Brito. The Railsplitters added two more runs in the third and another in the fourth for a 5-1 edge. Kronenfeld got Catawba within a run with a three-run homer for the Indians in the fifth.
Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) singled home a Catawba run in the sixth to make it 6-5, but Josh Coker hit a solo homer for LMU in the seventh and Jacob West singled home a run in the eighth to push the Railsplitter lead to 8-5.
Kronenfeld had two hits and four RBI in the opener for Catawba. Houston and Malachi Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) both had two hits. Sean Grant (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell) took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits over six and a third innings.
Brito and West were among four players with two hits for LMU. Brito had three RBI. Zac Butler (3-3) picked up the win with seven innings of work. He surrendered five runs on 10 hits. Josh Coker retired the final four batter with a pair of strikeouts to claim his seventh save on the year.
Catawba will travel to Mount Olive on Tuesday for a non-conference game at 5 p.m.
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