Baker Hits Three Homers to Lead Softball to Sweep of Lees-McRae

Lady Indians off to best start in school history


SALISBURY, NC -- Sophomore Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) hit three home runs as host Catawba swept a softball doubleheader from Lees-McRae on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 3-1 and 6-4.  Catawba continues its best start in school history, improving to 9-1.  The Lady Bobcats fall to 1-9.

In the opener, Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) tossed a complete game, allowing a single run on five hits.  She had six strikeouts.  Catawba got on the board in the second on a solo homer by Baker.  Lees-McRae tied the game in the fourth on a leadoff home run by Dakota Beck (Hillsborough, NC).

 Catawba retook the lead in fourth.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) doubled with one out, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL).  The Lady Indians added a run in the sixth as pinch-hitter Kathleen Greenhalgh (Gresham, OR) drew a walk, which eventually led to Callie Gordy (Greensboro, NC) scoring on a wild pitch.

 Lees-McRae loaded the bases in the seventh, but Ettinger got Salle’ Horner (Lexington, SC) to fly out to left to end the game.  Marshall was the only player to record two hits in the opener.

 Catawba trailed 2-1 after two innings of game two then rallied for the sweep.  Baker connected on her second homer of the day, a three-run shot in the third to put the Lady Indians up 4-2.  Her leadoff homer in the fifth put Catawba on top 6-3.

 Lees-McRae took a 2-1 lead after two innings.  The Lady Bobcats used an error and a RBI single by Jessica Kinsey (Hamlet, NC) to score twice in the second inning.  A double by Horner in the fourth trimmed the Catawba to lead to 4-3, but Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) answered with a RBI single for Catawba in its fourth.

 Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) improved to 5-0 with the win in game two.  She gave up 12 hits, but walked none and struck out four.  Baker had five RBI in game two, while Geouge and Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) joined Baker with two hits.  Horner had three hits for LMC in the nightcap, while Amanda Dodson (Walnut Cove, NC) and Paula Fryar (Clinton, NC) each had two hits.

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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

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.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 (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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

September 28

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

Tennis (W) @ 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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