Softball Wins Three Games at Patriot Invitational

Two wins come in final at bat


FLORENCE, SC -- The Catawba softball team picked up three wins in five games over the weekend at the Patriot Invitational, hosted by Francis Marion University at the Freedom Florence Complex.  The Lady Indians rallied for two wins in their final at bat and got a two-hitter from Lindsay Ettinger to knock off Armstrong Atlantic in the opener.

Against Armstrong Atlantic, Ettinger allowed just the two hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts in the first blanking of the Pirates this season.  Allie Marshall got the ladies on the board with a two-out, three-run homer in the third inning.  Jacqueline White pushed the lead to 5-0 with a two-run double in the sixth.

On Saturday, Catawba lost its first game 9-7 to UNC-Pembroke.  The Braves scored four runs in the first and held the lead from there.  Marshall got two runs back in the Catawba first with a double and the ladies closed within 7-6 with a four-run fourth.  UNCP scored twice in the seventh to pad its lead.

Catawba rallied for a 5-4 win over Coker in its third game of the tourney.  White’s two-out, two-run double scored Kathryn Geouge and Jessie Whitesides with the game-winning runs.  Geouge had tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth with a two-run homer.  Tiffany Farley got the win in relief, tossing four innings and allowing just one unearned run on two hits.

The Lady Indians defeated Kutztown 8-7 in eight innings on Sunday morning, scoring six times in the bottom of the eighth for the win.  Jenn Mehl tied the game with two outs in the seventh with a RBI double, but the Bears seemed to have put the game away by scoring five runs in the eighth.  Brittany Thornburg ended the dramatic comeback with a run-scoring single.  Marshall had tied the game with a two-run single.

Catawba fell 8-4 to West Virginia Wesleyan in the final game.  Marshall and Sarah VanBuskirk gave Catawba a 2-0 lead with run-scoring singles in the first.  The Jackets broke a 4-4 tie with four runs in the seventh.  Gordy, Marshall and Mehl each had two hits for the Lady Indians. 

Marshall collected 10 RBI for Catawba in the five games, while Whitesides hit .500, going 8-for-16 with three doubles.  Farley picked up decisions in three games, posting a 2-1 mark.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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