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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«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 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

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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