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Justin Sparks
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Justin  Sparks

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Hendersonville, N.C.

High School:
Hendersonville HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
C


05/06/2017

Opportunistic Catamounts Take Game One over Wofford, 9-3

WCU capitalized on three Terrier errors to pull-away late for victory

04/30/2017

Catamounts Drop Rain-Shortened Series Finale at Samford, 7-0

Final reverted to the last equally completed inning

04/25/2017

Catamount Baseball Cruises to 21-1 Win over Savannah State

Bryson Bowman hit for the cycle to lead seven Catamounts with multi-hit games

04/20/2017

Western Carolina Baseball Hosts VMI in Mid-Season SoCon Match-Up

Catamounts look to halt four-game slide against visiting Keydets

04/19/2017

Catamounts, Runnin' Bulldogs Meet in Midweek Road Game

SoCon-Big South showdown scheduled for Boiling Springs

2016 (Freshman): Traveled all season but did not see game action, taking a redshirt; Summer League: Played for the Piedmont Pride of the Southern Collegiate League ... Saw action in 24 games on the summer, posting a .316 batting average ... Turned in five multi-hit games including a three-hit showing on July 8 ... Finished with 18 hits including a double and a home run, recording eight RBI ... Drew seven walks..

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time All-Western Highlands Conference selection, twice garnering the league's MVP honor in his final two seasons ... Posted a career .386 batting average with 34 career doubles, five triples and 22 home runs ... Amassed 114 career RBI and stole 13 bases ... Batted over .440 in each of his final three seasons as a prep, helping his squad to three-straight, 20-win seasons ... High school coach was Mark Cook.

Personal: Full name is Justin Michael Sparks ... Is the son of Mike and Wendi Sparks ... Has a younger brother, Matthew ... His father, Mike, played football at Ole Miss ... Traditionally draws a No. 2 and a cross in the dirt when he approaches the plate in memory of slain Buncombe County police officer - and family friend - Jeff Hewitt ... the No. 2 represents Hewitt's unit number.

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