Softball continues solid play at FMU Tournament

Catawba won three of five games over the weekend at the Patriot Invitational Tournament, hosted by Francis Marion University at the Freedom Florence Park. The Lady Indians opened with a 10-9 win over Armstrong Atlantic on Friday, but fell 2-1 to Augusta State and 5-3 to tenth-ranked Francis Marion on Saturday. The Lady Indians rebounded on Sunday to defeat Bluefield State 4-1 and Goldey Beacom 3-1 on Sunday. Catawba is now 14-12 on the year.Freshman Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) keyed the win over Armstrong with a pair of hits and six RBI. Her grand slam in the fifth inning put Catawba up 9-5. Lindsey Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) went the distance to improve to 10-5. Stacey Handy (Advance, NC), Lacey Waldroop (Franklin, NC) and Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) also had two hits for the Lady Indians. On Saturday, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Augusta State as Lyndsey Gay (Cleveland, NC) led off the first with a single and later stole third and scored on a wild pitch. The Jaguards got single runs in the third and fourth to take the lead. Catawba had the tying run in scoring position in the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t score. Gay had two hits for Catawba, while Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) surrendered just four hits in taking the loss. Nationally-ranked Francis Marion rallied for three runs in the seventh to get the 5-3 win over Catawba. Waldroop’s sacrifice fly in the first gave Catawba an early 2-0 lead and a RBI single by Rivera in the third put the Lady Indians up 3-0. The Patriots battled back to trim the deficit to 3-2 heading into the seventh and benefited from a Tribe error to score the winning runs. Ettinger allowed only five hits and one unearned run with six strikeouts in the 4-1 win over Bluefield State. Rivera tied the game in the bottom of the first with a two-our RBI double and Waldroop provided the winning hit with a walk-off three-run homer in the eighth. The home run set a new school record with her sixth on the year. Shannon Handy had two hits and tossed a four-hitter to gain the final win over Goldey Beacom. She had eight strikeouts. Rivera and Liz Corbett (Severn, MD) also had two hits. Rivera had a RBI single in the first and Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick MD) gave the Lady Indians a 2-0 edge with a single in the third. On Thursday, Catawba dropped a pair of close games to 12th-ranked Bloomsburg, falling 3-2 and 8-6 in eight innings. Bloomsburg had three solo home runs in the opener, including a sixth-inning blast by Tina Jennosa to snap a 2-2 tie. Waldroop had tied the score in the fifth with a two-out, two-run double. White had three hits in the loss. Gay had three hits in game two and scored the go-ahead run in the fourth as the Lady Indians went up 6-5. Waldroop added two more RBI in the game-two defeat. #####

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 3:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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