Ettinger shuts down Newberry as Softball wins sixth straight

NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba raised its winning streak to six with a doubleheader sweep of host Newberry in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Tuesday afternoon at the Newberry Softball Field.  Catawba won by the scores of 7-0 and 9-1 in improving to 18-15 overall and 4-0 in the SAC.  Newberry fell to 13-24-1 and 0-4.

Catawba jumped out quickly in game one as they put up three runs in the first inning.  Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC) scored a run with a sacrifice fly and Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) added two with her record-tying sixth homer of the season.  Newberry didn't pick up their first hit until Jessica Jackson (Batesburg, SC) hit a bunt single in the fourth.  

Catawba, who added a run in the fifth thanks to a Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) solo blast, stymied the Newberry offense throughout the game en route to giving up just two infield hits.  Winning pitcher Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) struck out eight batters on the game.  

Amanda Mitchell (Huntingtown, MD) collected three hits for Catawba, while Baker had two hits and three RBI.  Newberry hurler Christina Kirby (Delmar, DE) fell to 6-11 with the loss, while junior Michelle Turner (Hutchinson, KS) saw her first action on the mound all season in relief effort.  

In game two, Catawba once again jumped on top early with six first inning runs.  Whitesides started the scoring barrage with an RBI single and Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) followed with a two-run single.  A pair of Newberry errors allowed two more runs to score, while Whitesides finally finished the scoring spurt with her second RBI single of the inning.  

Catawba added two more runs in the third after Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL) blasted a two-run home run.  Newberry finally got on the board in the fourth thanks to Kirby's solo home run.  Catawba was able to add one more run in the fifth and Newberry couldn't produce any more runs in their half of the inning ending the game early per the mercy rule.

McKenzie Phillips (Wallace, NC) (6-9) picked up the loss for Newberry, while Ettinger, who allowed just three hits, earned her second win of the day improving her record to 17-11.  Stephanie Monette (Conway, SC) struck out three batters in four plus innings of relief work.  Markham and Jess Hull (Deptford, NJ) each collected three hits for Catawba.


Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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