VanBuskirk Helps Softball to Sweep at St. Andrews

Squad blasts four homers in wins

LAURINBURG, NC -- Four different Catawba College batters hit home runs en route to a couple of 9-1 wins over host St. Andrews in softball action on Saturday afternoon at Knights Field.  Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL) helped Catawba improve to 4-0 by going 5-for-6 at the plate while driving in three and scoring three times.  Tiffany Capone (Jacksonville, NC) led the winless Lady Knights (0-4) with two hits, a double, one RBI, and a run scored.

Game 1: Catawba 9, St. Andrews 1 (5 innings)
Catawba did most of its damage in the second inning scoring eight runs on six hits. The second stanza was highlighted by a three-run home run by freshman Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC), a two-run blast by freshman Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC), an RBI-double by VanBuskirk, and then a two-run single by VanBuskirk in her second appearance at the plate in the inning.
Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) had a lead off homer in the fourth for the Lady Indians’ ninth run.  Senior Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) improved to 2-0 on the year allowing just one run on four hits over five innings of work while striking out six.
St. Andrews lone run came in the bottom of the fourth. Capone started the rally with a leadoff single to centerfield.  Freshman Kailee Munden (LaVerne, CA) then added a two-out double that advanced Capone to third and freshman Danyell Marquez (Riverside, CA) followed with a single that plated Capone.
Samantha Stewart (Ft. Pierce, FL) took the loss in her first start for the Lady Knights. Stewart fanned three batters but allowed nine runs on 12 hits and four walks.
Game 2: Catawba 9, St. Andrews 1
Catawba jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after two innings in the nightcap.  Freshman Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) drove in the first run with a single in the first.  A single by freshman Tiffany Farley (Greensboro, NC) and a double by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) in the second plated the next two Indian runs.
SAPC cut the deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the third on a Capone double to centerfield that scored Erin Haugen (Fort Mill, SC) from first.  Marshall extended Catawba’s lead back to three with a home run to right-center in the fifth.

The Indians tacked on two more in the sixth including a sacrifice fly by Whitesides.  A three-run seventh pulled Catawba out to the eventual 9-1 final.  Thornburg drove in the first run with a single and Farley plated the final two with a double down the left field line.
Starter Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) begins her collegiate career 2-0 with the complete-game victory.  Christian allowed one run on four hits while totaling four strikeouts.  Freshman Lauren James (Bahama, NC) fell to 0-2 after giving up nine runs on 15 hits.  James struck out four over seven innings.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo