February 8, 2007
Softball Opens With Doubleheader Sweep of Queens
Ettinger tosses 2-hit shutout, Marshall delivers two key hits
SALISBURY, NC – Catawba opened its 2007 softball season with a sweep of visiting Queens on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 3-0 and 7-1. The Royals fall to 0-4 on the year. Senior Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) tossed a two-hit shutout for Catawba in the opener, while freshman Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) had key hits in each game.
Ettinger was perfect over the first five innings before allowing a leadoff single to Samantha King (Citrus Springs, FL). The Lady Indians scored all three of their runs in the sixth inning. Marshall delivered the key blow when she laced a two-run triple with one out in the frame to break the scoreless tie. Marshall scored as she beat the throw home on Brittany Thornburg’s (Kings Mountain, NC) grounder to second.
Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC), who led off the sixth with a single, collected two of Catawba’s four hits. Ettinger allowed just two singles and struck out four in tossing the shutout. Lauren Berst (Mooresville, NC) was the tough-luck loser. She gave up three runs on just the four hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
MaryLee Giurintano (Greensboro, NC) gave Queens an early lead in the second game with a two-out RBI double. Catawba would come right back in its first to score three times. After a sacrifice fly by Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC), Marshall connected on a two-run homer for a 3-1 lead.
Catawba added two more runs in the second on a bases-loaded walk to Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) and a RBI groundball by White. Freshman Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) picked up the win on the mound. She tossed the complete game, scattering seven hits with a walk and a strikeout. Whitesides delivered another multi-hit game with a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate. King had two hits for Queens.
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.