19  Justin Sparks
Justin  Sparks

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Hendersonville, N.C.

High School:
Hendersonville HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
C


03/18/2017

Kent State Evens Series with 16-10 Win over WCU on Saturday

Teams combine for 26 runs on 35 hits on a windy day in Cullowhee

03/17/2017

Catamounts Power Past Kent State to Take Series Opener, 10-2

Bryan Sammons struck out eight over eight innings for fourth win

02/25/2017

Western Carolina Baseball Outslugs Marshall for Series Win, 20-15

Five Catamounts post multi-hit games in four-hour marathon

02/20/2017

Catamount Diamond Notes: Weekly Wrap-Up, Feb. 20

WCU to visit No. 15 Clemson, host home-opening weekend

02/17/2017

Catamount Baseball Drops 2017 Season-Opener to St. John's, 14-3

Bryson Bowman tallies pair of hits, Matthew Koehler scores twice for WCU

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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