Softball splits with Mars Hill, falls one game shy of share of SAC title

SALISBURY, 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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«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 (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

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

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

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

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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 (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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