Softball battles to split with PC in league-opening doubleheader

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College and visiting Presbyterian split a doubleheader in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field. Presbyterian won game one 2-1 in eight innings, while the Lady Indians claimed game two 5-3. The Blue Hose now stand at 32-7 overall and 1-1 in the SAC, while Catawba is 20-19 and 1-1. Presbyterian took the opener in extra innings as Rachel Bailey (Howard, OH) doubled home pinch-runner Jessica Kilpatrick (Hendersonville, NC) with one out in the eighth for the eventual game-winning run. The Blue Hose had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third. Haley Brooks (Tifton, GA) led off the inning with a double and scored when Bailey’s bunt single was thrown away at first. Catawba fought back to tie the game in the sixth. Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) and Liz Corbett (Severn, MD) led off the frame with singles and Rivera scored on an error. Rivera had three hits for Catawba, while Vivian Lee (Salisbury, NC) had two hits. Bailey had three hits for Presbyterian and the game’s lone RBI. The Lady Indians would get the split be taking game two. Training 1-0 in the second, Catawba would plate three runs to take the lead for good. Rivera led off the inning with a double and scored on a single by Corbett. With two outs, the Lady Indians got bases-loaded infield singles by Stacey Handy (Advance, NC) and Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) for the final two runs. Presbyterian had taken a 1-0 lead in the second after Jessica Peterka (Sarasota, FL) singled home Jamie Vining (Fayetteville, GA), who had doubled. The two would also team up for a run in the fourth as Vining doubled and Peterka singled her home, both times with two outs. Catawba would push across two runs in the fifth to regain control. Rivera plated a run on a fielder’s choice, while Corbett singled home the second. Presbyterian cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth as pinch-hitter Trish Schwartz (Arden, NC) knocked in a run on a ground out. Peterka had three hits in the second game for Presbyterian to complete a 4-for-6 day. Rivera was 4-for-7 for Catawba in the doubleheader. #####

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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