Motsinger's clutch double helps Softball to sweep of Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC - Catawba College swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Newberry on Thursday afternoon at the Newberry softball complex.The visiting Indians rallied for a 2-1 win in the opener, then started quickly and held on for a 5-3 nightcap win. Catawba improves to 22-19 overall and 3-1 in the SAC, while Newberry falls to 19-18 and 1-3. With Catawba down 1-0 and two outs in the seventh inning of the opener, Janie Motsinger (Kernersville, NC) doubled in a pair of runs. Newberry failed to close out Catawba when pinch runner Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) advanced to second on a dropped ball. Mehl scored the tying run, and Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) followed for the win. Newberry put the first run on the board with a Christina Kirby (Delmar, DE) single, scoring outfielder Jen Wilson (Orlando, FL) in the fourth inning. Newberry starter Kayce McLeod (Newberry, SC) held Catawba in check for most of the game, allowing only three hits, no earned runs, and striking out seven batters over seven innings. Catawba pitcher Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) gave up four hits and struck out five to win the pitcher's duel. The right-handed freshman improves to 13-8 on the year. The visiting Indians patched together a four-run second inning to sprint to a 5-0 lead in the nightcap, holding off a late Newberry charge to take its second game from the home team, 5-3. Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD) started the offense with a one-out single up the middle. An error on a fielder's choice and a base on balls loaded the bags, and a second walked scored Phelps. Junior catcher Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) then knocked a two-RBI double to right field, and Liz Corbett's (Severn, MD) sacrifice fly scored another Catawba run. Trailing 5-1 in the seventh frame, senior Lucki West (College Park, GA) opened the inning with a single. Designated player Julie Wideman (Greenwood, SC) singled, putting two on with two outs. Behind 0-2, Wilson delivered an RBI single to right that scored West's pinch runner Diana Dupre (Myrtle Beach, SC). Freshman catcher Rebecca Backman (Columbia, SC) followed that with a single to center, scoring Wideman. Handy, pitching for Catawba, put the brakes on the comeback, striking out the final batter in three pitches. Kirby falls to 9-9, giving up three earned runs and seven hits. Handy improves to 6-5 with a three-hit, three-run, three-strikeout performance. #####

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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.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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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