Four Homers Power Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of WJU

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a pair of wins over visiting Wheeling Jesuit in softball action on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Lady Indians swept the doubleheader, winning by the scores of 11-3 and 6-4.  Catawba improves to 14-3, while the Cardinals fall to 0-6.

 Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) got the ladies rolling in the opening inning with a leadoff home run.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) added a two-run shot to give Catawba a 3-0 lead after an inning.  Catawba led 4-1 after three innings, but Wheeling Jesuit got back in the game on a two-run homer by Audrey Tucholski (Maumee, OH) in the fourth.

Catawba would answer the home run in its fourth inning, putting up seven runs.  The big hits came from Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) on a two-run triple and by Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) on a three-run homer.  Five Catawba players (Whitesides, Marshall, Geouge, Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC) and Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC)) collected two hits in the 13-hit attack.

In game two, Catawba went on top with a three-run second inning.  Baker belted a one-out double, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL).  Whitesides plated the final two runs on a two-out double. 

The Lady Indians moved ahead 6-1 in the fifth.  Marshall connected on her second home run of the day, while Thornburg doubled home a run.  The Cardinals crept back into the game in the seventh as Becca Nusbaum (Toledo, OH) hit a two-run homer and Shawna Clark (Everett, PA) singled home a run, but Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) got the final out on a grounder to second.

Christian tossed the complete game, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts.  She improves to 6-1.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) improved to 8-2 by earning the win in the opener.  She allowed six hits and two earned runs in the five-inning victory.  The senior struck out six batters.

Thornburg collected two more hits in the nightcap, going 4-for-6 in the doubleheader.  Baker had two hits in the second game.  Vanessa Ilovar (Wheeling, WV) had two hits in each game for Wheeling Jesuit.

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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 7:30 p.m.

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