Softball Sweeps Fairmont State; Ties Win Mark for Season

White wins game two with triple in seventh


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba softball team tied the school record for wins in a season with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Fairmont State on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 8-0 and 8-7.  The wins improve Catawba to 28-9 on the season, while the Lady Falcons fall to 7-8.

 Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) tripled home Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC) from first with one out in the seventh inning to give Catawba the dramatic win in the nightcap.  Gordy had drawn a walk on a 3-2 pitch before White lined the first pitch into the rightfield corner.

 Catawba took a 5-2 lead in the second game, scoring five times in the second inning.  Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) put the ladies on top with a three-run homer.  Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) doubled home a run, while Gordy had a RBI single.

 Fairmont State cut the deficit to 5-4 in the third on a two-run homer by Whitnie Highland (Scott Depot, WV) and took back the lead in the fourth on Highland’s RBI single and a run-scoring groundout by Julie Bolyard (Grafton, WV). 

Catawba tied the game in the fifth without a hit as Baker drew a walk, was sacrificed to second, stole third and scored on a passed ball.  Baker put Catawba on top with a solo homer in the sixth, but the Lady Falcons got a two-out single by Mary McComick (Cumberland, MD) to tie the game in the seventh.

 In the opener, Catawba got singles by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC) and Gordy in the opening inning and scored on a pair of Falcon errors.  Geouge singled home a run in the third, while White capped the three-run frame with a two-run double.

 Catawba would end the game in the sixth.  Whitesides scored on a wild pitch and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) hit a two-run homer.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) tossed her second straight shutout.  She allowed four hits and struck out to in improving to 14-4 on the season. 

Gordy and Whitesides collected a pair of singles for Catawba, while Sara VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL) had two doubles.  Highland (Scott Depot, WV) had a pair of hits for Fairmont State in the opener and three in the nightcap.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

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

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

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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