Mitchell ties home run mark as Softball goes 2-3 at FMU Tournament

FLORENCE, NC -- Catawba went 2-3 over five games at the Francis Marion Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament over the weekend.  The Lady Indians fell to Gannon 5-1 then beat St. Andrews 10-5 on Friday.  On Saturday, Catawba lost to #7-ranked USC Upstate 5-1 and to Augusta State 6-3.  The Lady Indians closed with an 8-2 win over Fairmont State on Sunday.  Catawba is now 11-14 on the year.
Catawba fell behind 4-0 in the first inning against Gannon after a three-run homer by Allison Gerger.  Jessie Whitesides drove home the lone Catawba run on a third-inning single.  Each team had just five hits in the contest.

The Lady Indians pounded out 11 hits in the win over St. Andrews, including a 4-for-4 performance by Ryann Baker.  The four hits tied a school record achieved several times.  One of the hits was her fifth homer of the season.  Baker totaled three RBI in the 10-5 win.  Whitesides had two hits, including her first home run.

A four-run third propelled seventh-ranked Upstate to the win over Catawba.  Only two of the five runs against Lindsay Ettinger were earned.  Ashlee Rhoades and Hillary Hampton each had two hits for Catawba, who left nine on base.  

Catawba grabbed a 3-0 lead on Augusta State in the second inning.  Hampton led off the second with a home run and Amanda Mitchell hit a two-run shot later in the frame.  It marked her sixth homer of the season which tied a school mark set last season by Lacey Waldroop.  Those were two of the three hits by the Lady Indians and Augusta rallied in the sixth on home runs by Amy Dumas and Jennifer Tomlinson.

Whitesides went 3-for-4 in Sunday’s win over Fairmont State.  Ettinger scattered five hits to record the complete game win.  She allowed one earned run and struck out six.  Hampton and Cassie Markham each had two RBI.

    Ettinger tossed nearly every inning of the five games, allowing 32 hits over 33 and a third innings.  She recorded 20 strikeouts.  Whitesides went 7-for-16 at the plate with four RBI.  Baker had six hits in the five games and Hampton five.  All three had home runs.


Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

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

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball 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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Soccer (M) Team Photo