Softball falls twice at Wingate

WINGATE, NC -- Catawba dropped both ends of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Wingate University softball facility.  The Lady Indians fell 4-3 in eight innings in the opener and lost 14-8 in the second game.  The Bulldogs improve to 35-7 overall and 6-2 in the SAC, while Catawba falls to 23-18 and 6-2.
Catawba battled into extra innings in the opener before Wingate won the contest on a one-out double by Megan McPhail (Wade, NC).  Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) staked Catawba to a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the third and Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) pushed the edge to 3-1 in the fourth as she singled home Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC), who led off the frame with a doubled.

Wingate tied the game in the fifth on a two-out, two-run home run by Sarah Carleton (Powhatan, VA).  The game remained deadlocked until the eight when McPhail delivered her game-winning hit.  Hallie Pettigrew (Uniontown, OH) and Courtney Wagner (Myrtle Beach, SC) each had three hits for Wingate, while the Lady Indians had just four hits in the game.  

Hampton gave Catawba the early lead in the second game with a three-run blast in the first inning.  Wingate would strike for three in the second with the last two coming on a two-out double by Pettigrew.

The Lady Indians went back on top in the third when Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL) capped a three-run inning with a two-run double.  Catawba fell behind 7-6, but rallied to lead 8-6 in the fifth after a sacrifice fly from Baker.  Carleton would put the Bulldogs up for good with a two-run homer in the Wingate fifth.

Markham had three hits in the nightcap for Catawba, while Whitesides, Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC), Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) and Jess Hull (Deptford, NJ) each collected two hits.  Pettigrew had another big game for Wingate with four hits, while Heather Winchester (Waxhaw, NC) had three hits and five RBI.


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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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

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 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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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