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.


Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«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) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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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