Softball equals win record in sweep of Pfeiffer

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept visiting Pfeiffer in a softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Lady Indians won by the scores of 15-11 and 7-3.  Catawba improves to 28-21 overall and equals the school mark for wins in a season.  The Lady Falcons fall to 16-35.Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) and Amanda Mitchell (Huntingtown, MD) each homered in their first two at bats to stake Catawba to a 12-0 lead in the opener.  Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC) had a two-run double to open the scoring in the first and Baker followed with her first homer for a 4-0 lead.  Mitchell capped the opening inning with a solo shot.

Catawba exploded for seven runs in the second with Baker and Mitchell each connecting on three-run homeruns for their 11th and 10th round-trippers of the season, respectively.  Erin Furness (Greenville, NC) and Martina Bullard (Goodwin, NC) each had RBI in the third as the Lady Falcons plated a pair of unearned runs.  

Pfeiffer closed the gap in the fourth with six hits and benefited from three Catawba errors.  Tiffany Allen’s (Franklin, NC) two-run single cut the deficit to 12-7 and chased Aileen Thomson (Burlington, VT), who began the inning in relief.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) returned to the mound and was greeted by a three-run homer from Crystal Poe (Greensboro, NC) that made the score 12-10.

The Lady Indians got three runs back in their fourth as Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) scored on a wild pitch and Jess Hull (Deptford, NJ) and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) delivered RBI.  Furness homered for Pfeiffer in the fifth for the final margin.

Baker and Whitesides each had three hits for Catawba in the opener with Whitesides hitting two doubles.  Baker added five RBI and Mitchell had four RBI.  Furness and Sarah Moore (Reidsville, NC) had three hits for the Lady Falcons.  Furness and Poe each had three RBI.

Baker delivered a sacrifice fly in the first inning of game two as Catawba went up 1-0.  Pfeiffer tied the game in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by Jody McCurdy (Mt. Crawford, VA), but Catawba scored four in its fourth to take control.

Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) hit a solo homerun with one-out in the fourth, while Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ), Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL) and Whitesides all singled in runs.  The Lady Falcons got two runs in the sixth on a homer by Furness, but Baker singled home a run and a second scored on an error in the Catawba sixth for the 7-3 final.

White had three hits in the nightcap, setting a Catawba record with three doubles in a game.  Whitesides and Markham each had two hits.  Ettinger allowed only five hits in picking up her second win of the afternoon and improved to 27-17.


Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 9-4 WVideoStats
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 11-10 WVideoStats


«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) 

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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