Mitchell, Ettinger key Softball sweep of Glenville State

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College swept a softball doubleheader from visiting Glenville State on Friday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Lady Indians won both games by the score of 6-3 and improved to 5-3 on the year.  Glenville State falls to 0-2.

Sophomore Amanda Mitchell (Huntingtown, MD) accounted for all of Catawba’s runs in the opener as she tied a pair of school records.  She belted a pair of three-run homers becoming only the second player in school history to hit two homers and drive in six runs in a game.  Tracy Trimmer is the only other Lady Indians to homer twice, which came in 1994, while Mitchell ties current teammate Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC), who had six RBI in a game last season.

Glenville State got on the board in the opening frame as Meagan James (St. Albans, WV) connected on a two-out home run.  Catawba would take the lead in the fourth as White opened the inning with a double and scored along with Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC), who had walked, on Mitchell’s first homer.  White would also open the sixth with a double and scored again along with Baker, who reached via a wild pitch, on Mitchell’s record tying blast to center.

The Pioneers threatened in the seventh as Kelly Drinkard (Amelia, VA) and James opened the inning with singles and Amanda Wayne (Gassaway, WV) walked.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) would settle down from there and retire three of the next four batters to earn the win.  The single by Drinkard ended a stretch where Ettinger sat down 16 in a row after James’ homer.  Elizabeth Randolph (Ripley, WV) had a two-run single with two outs to cut the deficit to 6-3.

James would homer in the opening inning of the second game to give Glenville State a 2-0 lead.  The Pioneers added a third run in the third off a two-out Catawba error.  Catawba would strike for a pair of runs in the fourth as Baker, who led off with a double, scored on a wild pitch and Lizz Dunkman (Festus, MO) added a RBI single.

The Lady Indians took the lead in the fifth with a four-run frame.  White delivered the tying run on a one-out single and Ettinger singled with two outs and the bases loaded to give Catawba a 5-3 lead.  Dunkman added another run-scoring hit for the 6-3 lead.  Ettinger started, but left in the top of the fifth then re-entered to hit and earned the save, allowing just two hits over the final two innings.  Aileen Thompson (Burlington, VT) pitched one-third of an inning to get the win.

James had a pair of hits for the Pioneers in the second game and was 4-for-7 in the doubleheader with the two home runs.  Drinkard had three hits in the two games.  Dunkman and White each went 3-for-6 in the doubleheader for Catawba.


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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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