Softball takes DH from Mt. Olive

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College picked up a pair of one-run victories as the Lady Indians swept a softball doubleheader from visiting Mount Olive on Monday afternoon at Whitley Field. Catawba won the opener 2-1 and took game two 3-2 in eight innings. Catawba improves to 17-18 with the wins, while the Trojans fall to 11-15. Mount Olive struck first in the opener as Colleen Thomas (Shrewsbury, PA) delivered a two-out RBI single to plate Liz Recny ((Alexandria, VA), who had reached on a one-out error in the third inning. Catawba battled back to tie the game in the fifth as Ashlee Rhoades’ (China Grove, NC) two-out infield single plated Stacey Handy (Advance, NC), who had led off the inning with a bunt single. Catawba took the lead in the sixth. Vivian Lee (Salisbury, NC) led off with a single and scored on Jessica Rivera’s (Key West, FL) ensuing double. Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) picked up the win to improve to 11-7 on the year. She scattered four hits with seven strikeouts and allowed just the one unearned run. Rivera had two hits for Catawba, while Thomas had a pair of hits for the Trojans. The second game was decided in extra innings. Both teams scored single runs in the opening inning, Mount Olive scoring on an error, while Liz Corbett (Severn, MD) singled home the Lady Indian run. The teams would also match runs in the fourth. The Trojans scored as Shauna Cowdrey (Alta Loma, CA) singled home Kim Goens (Charlotte, NC), who had opened the frame with a double then Catawba answered on a sacrifice fly by Shannon Handy (Advance, NC). Catawba would get the win as Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) doubled home Rivera, who started the inning at second base in the international tie-break rule, with two outs. Mehl had two hits in the win for Catawba. Jeana Craver (Lexington, NC) earned the win in relief. She improved to 3-2, allowing just one hit over four innings of work. #####

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