Softball streak goes to 10 in a row with sweep of Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba set a school record by notching its 10th straight win after sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Lady Indians won by the scores of 6-1 and 5-1 as they improved to 22-15 overall and 6-0 in the SAC.  The Pioneers fell to 10-26-2 and 0-6.

Catawba would score three times in the first inning of the opener.  After an error allowed the first run, Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) doubled home a run and Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) singled home the third tally of the frame.  

Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL) homered in the second, while Baker and Hampton had RBI hits in the third for a 6-0 lead.  Tusculum got on the board in the fourth on a two-out, RBI double by Elaine Martinez (La Puenta, CA).

That would be the last Pioneer baserunner of the game as Lady Indian starter Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) retired the final 10 batters, five via strikeouts to earn the win and improve to 20-11.  She allowed just three hits and fanned nine.  Hampton collected three hits to lead the 10-hit Catawba attack.

    The Pioneers jumped out 1-0 on Anna Johnson’s (Jonesborough, TN) home run in the first inning of the second game, but Catawba struck right back in its first as Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC) laced a one-out triple down the right field line to plate Markham.  Baker followed with a sacrifice fly to put the Lady Indians up 2-1.

Catawba added to its lead in the second as Markam delivered a RBI grounder and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) had a RBI single.  Hampton capped the scoring with a home run in the fifth, marking her fifth hit of the doubleheader.  

Ettinger escaped trouble in the second and third innings as the Pioneers had runners at second and third with one out in each frame and were unable to score.  The junior allowed only one baserunner after the third, coming on a single in the seventh.  Ettinger scattered six hits and struck out four which allowed her to break her previous season strikeout mark with 172.  She also tied her mark from last season with her 21st win on the year.

Hampton was 2-for-2 in game two after her perfect 3-for-3 in the opener.  Makenzie Loy (Knoxville, TN) had two hits for the Pioneers in the nightcap.


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«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) 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 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