White's key hits help propel Softball to sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a pair of one-run wins to sweep a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Lady Indians scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to take the opener 4-3 and rallied for three runs with two outs in the seventh inning of the nightcap for a 3-2 win. Catawba improves to 23-21 overall and 6-4 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 30-14-1 and 6-6. Lenoir-Rhyne plated a pair of unearned runs in the third inning of the opener to snap a scoreless tie. A two-out error was followed by RBI singles from Taylor Queen (Conover, NC) and Karie Pushard (Harrisonburg, NC). Catawba answered in its third with three runs, also benefiting from errors. Stacey Handy (Advance, NC) and Liz Corbett (Severn, MD) collected consecutive two-out and Jessica Rivera’s (Key West, FL) followed up with a RBI double, with Corbett scoring on a bad throw. A second Bear error in the frame allowed Rivera to score. A two-out pinch-hit single by Meredith Ebert (Matthews, NC) in the sixth allowed Lenoir-Rhyne to tie the game at 3-3, but again Catawba answered. Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) led off the frame with a double and pinch-runner Jessica Hull (Westfield, NJ) was sacrificed to third where she scored on Lindsay Ettinger’s (Pasadena, MD) one-out single. Ettinger earned the win on the mound with a complete game effort to improve to 17-13. She allowed just one earned run off seven hits. Kristin Duvall (Pasadena, MD) took a shutout into the seventh inning for the Bears in the nightcap, but Catawba struck for three runs to take the win. Stacey Handy, who earlier had her school-record streak of eight straight hits snapped, doubled with one out and Rivera drew a two a walk to put runners at first and third. White would lace the first pitch she saw for a triple down the right field line to tie the score at 2-2. Lacey Waldroop (Franklin, NC) hit the next pitch down the left field line for the game-winning single. Lenoir-Rhyne scored a run in the first to take the lead as Queen led off with a single and scored on an ensuing double by Leah Krohn (Taylorsville, NC). The Bears used a Tribe error to add to its lead in the sixth as Chrissy Lunsford (Tyrone, GA) singled, moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch. Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) got the win for Catawba as she allowed one earned run on six hits. Duvall allowed three runs on eight hits in the loss. Krohn had two hits for L-R in game two, while Pushard had two hits in the opener. White, Waldroop and Stacey Handy had a pair of hits in the nightcap for Catawba, while Handy had three hits in the opener and Rivera two. #####

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«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC) 

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC) 

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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