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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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball vs. Anderson (SAC Tournament) 1:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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