White's single give Softball split with Carson-Newman

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and Carson-Newman split a pair of extra-inning contests in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Sunday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The visiting Lady Eagles took the opener 2-1 in eight innings, while Catawba rallied for a 5-4 eight-inning win in game two.  Carson-Newman now stands at 37-9 and 8-2, while the Lady Indians are 24-19 and 7-3.

Lady Eagle hurler Megan Elliott (Chattanooga, TN) and Lady Indian Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) dueled in each game.  The opener was scoreless until the extra frame.  Carson-Newman got a two-strike, two-out, two-run homer from Mandy Stevens (Knoxville, TN) to score the first runs of the game in the eighth.  Catawba got a run back in its eighth on a single by Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC), but Elliott retired Ryan Baker (Rockwell, NC) and Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) to end the game.

Stevens had two of the three Carson-Newman hits in the opener.  Hampton had a pair of hits for the Lady Indians, who managed six in game one.  Elliott allowed just the one unearned run and struck out eight.  Ettinger had five strikeouts.

Carson-Newman grabbed a 3-0 lead in game two.  After an out, the Lady Eagles had three straight singles in the first inning with Susie Palmer (Kennesaw, GA) driving in the first run.  Whitney Hickam (Knoxville, TN) added a two-out RBI single in the frame.  Lisa Rogers (Rossville, GA) had a solo home run in the third for the 3-0 edge.
     Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) delivered the first of her two RBI in the second game in the fourth on a single to cut the deficit to 3-1.  The Lady Indians tied the game in the sixth on a two-run homer by Baker.  

Carson-Newman took the lead in eighth as Katie Speaks (Manassas, VA) scored on a wild pitch with two outs.  Catawba came right back as Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) started at second base and Rhoades singled her to third.  Baker tied the game with a sacrifice fly that allowed Rhoades to move to second.  After an out, White stepped in and pulled a grounder through the right side that plated Rhoades with the game-winning run.
Hickam enjoyed a 3-for-3 day in the nightcap for Carson-Newman, while Rogers had a pair of hits.  White, Rhoades and Whitesides all had two hits for Catawba.  The win was the first for Catawba over Carson-Newman in the regular season and only the third overall in 41 career meetings.


Today's Events

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00


«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) 3rd of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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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