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Catawba Baseball Hopes to Draft 9-Year Old Caleb Stewart

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SALISBURY, NC – It’s finally here!  The 2014 Catawba College Baseball draft is today at 5:30pm.  The Catawba Indians are looking to strengthen its roster with some big talent in this year’s draft.  In the inaugural year of the Catawba College Baseball Draft, Coach Jim Gantt has his eyes set on just one prospect, Caleb Stewart. 

Stewart is a 9-year old phenom coming from Advance, NC and likely destined to be a future starting shortstop.  Stewart has proven both his physical and mental toughness as he battles to overcome Cystic Fibrosis.  Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening and chronic lung disease found in children.  Caleb was diagnosed with CF at just 4 months old.  He remained healthy until March of 2013 he was taken to the hospital after complaining from pain in a different area of his body where he was put on breathing treatments and other medication. 

Catawba’s recruiting agency, TEAM IMPACT, searched all over to find the kind of talent that Stewart possesses. Coach Gantt spoke about Caleb saying, “He is a complete natural.  Caleb has a lot of potential as a shortstop and is a lock to be one of baseball’s rising stars.  We hope to surround him with good examples and mentors as he develops his game.”

Despite the Catawba baseball season having already begun, the Indians are looking for the motivation and inspiration that Stewart provides to bring a new level of success to the South Atlantic Conference perennial powerhouse. 

If you would like to show your support for Caleb on his big day send your tweets to @catawbabaseball and use #draftcaleb

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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