Softball uses long ball to sweep Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba College swept Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader at Ponder Park on Friday afternoon.  The Lady Indians won by the scores of 6-4 and 10-2 to improve to 26-21 overall and 9-5 in the SAC.  Mars Hill fell to 19-34 and 3-11.
After trailing 3-0 going into the fourth inning, Catawba scored six unanswered runs to pull off the victory in the opener.  The Lions scored all three of their runs in the third frame when Katie Bryden (BC, Canada) crossed the plate on a fielder's choice and then Jenna Pender (Hanahan, SC) singled up the middle to plate Tiara Mitchell (North Charleston, SC) and Ashley Harber (Goose Creek, SC).

Catawba scored its first two runs in the fourth inning on a two-run homer by Amanda Mitchell (Huntington, MD).  The Lady Indians tied the game in the fifth when Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) singled to drive in Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC).  Catawba took the lead in the sixth when Mitchell connected on her second two-run homerun of the game.

Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to give Catawba a 6-3 advantage.  Jessica Valentine (Frederick, MD) singled to plate Pender in the seventh with two outs, but that was as close as the Lions could get.  

Mitchell was 2-for-3 with four RBI to lead the Indians at the plate.  Whitesides was 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) threw a complete game to pick up the win (24-17) for the Lady Indians.  Valentine was 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI to lead MHC.  Pender and Harber each had two hits for the Lions.  Katie Blankenship (Candler, NC) took the loss (7-11) for MHC on the mound throwing five innings.

In game two, Catawba led 1-0 entering the third when Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) hit a three-run homer to extend the Indians advantage to 4-0.  The Lady Lions got on the board in the fifth frame when Mitchell hit a solo homerun.

Catawba then exploded for five runs in the seventh to seal the win.  The inning was highlighted by a three-run homerun from Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ) and a solo homerun by Rhoades.  Bryden made the final score 10-2 hitting a lead-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh.

White and Mehl each recorded three RBI to lead Catawba.  Rhoades and Mitchell tallied three hits apiece in the win.  Ettinger threw another complete game to pick up her 25th win on the season.  Mitchell had two hits to pace Mars Hill, while Bryden was 1-for-3 with the solo homerun.  Lyn Loomis (Ocean Isle, NC) took the loss (4-9) for the Lady Lions on the mound.


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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol) 

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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