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

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ 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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 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