April 16, 2005
Softball splits with Mars Hill, falls one game shy of share of SAC titleSALISBURY, NC -- Catawba split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader with visiting Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field. Mars Hill took the opener 7-1, while the Lady Indians earned a 3-0 win in game two. Mars Hill now stands at 22-31 overall and 3-9 in the SAC, while Catawba is 24-22 and 7-5. Catawba finished the year one game shy of a tie for the SAC Championship. Mars Hill rapped out 14 hits to take the opener, paced by Jessica Valentine (Frederick, MD), who was three-for-four. Tiffany Self (Del Rio, TN) and Valentine had two-out RBI singles in the first to pace the Lady Lions to a 2-0 lead. Mars Hill added single runs in the second and third innings then got a two-run homer from Kristina Osborn (Birmingham, AL) in the fourth to go up 6-0. Osborn, along with Courtney Kline (Hudson, FL) and Amber Maynard (Ocala, FL) each had two hits for Mars Hill. Kristi Marszalec (W. Bloomfield, MI) scattered six hits to earn the win. Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL), who had two hits for the Lady Indians, provided the lone Catawba run with a solo homer in the fourth. Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) tossed a four-hit shutout to gain the split for Catawba. The win marked her 18th of the season to tie a Catawba record. She struck out ten. Stacey Handy (Advance, NC) led off the first for Catawba with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC). Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC) added one insurance run in the fourth with a two-out, solo homer, while the Lady Indians put together four straight hits in the sixth with Tammy May (Fairmont, WV) coming home on an error. Handy, May, Rhoades and Lacey Waldroop (Franklin, NC) all posted two hits for the Lady Indians, while Kline added two more hits for Mars Hill. #####
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