Ettinger sets strikeout mark; Softball falls three times on Sunday

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba dropped three games on Sunday in softball action at the 2006 Catawba College Invitational Tournament at Salisbury Community Park.  The Lady Indians fell to Shippensburg 11-2, East Stroudsburg 7-2 and Indianapolis 8-0.  Catawba falls to 6-10 on the season.

Shippensburg took advantage of seven Catawba errors to win on Sunday morning.  Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) briefly tied the game in the first inning on a two-run homer, her third of the season.  The Lady Raiders would pull away, behind the pitching of Danielle Shields (Laurel, DE), who allowed just three hits and two unearned runs with nine strikeouts.

Catawba’s Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) recorded six strikeouts on the mound for Catawba and broke Jennifer Pittman’s mark for career strikeouts.  Ettinger, a junior, set the new mark of 354 on a strikeout to open the second inning, her second on the day.

East Stroudsburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Catawba’s second game of the morning.  Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) broke up a no-hit bid by Christine Wontroba (Aldan, PA) with a one-out triple in the fifth.  She would score on a single by Lizz Dunkman (Festus, MO).    Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL) had a RBI-single in the seventh.

Catawba was held to just two hits in the final game against Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon.  Markham and Baker delivered singles in the loss.  Amanda Wendlinger (Cedar Lake, IN) tossed five innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts.

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