Softball Battles to Split of Doubleheader at Tusculum

White collecta six hits and seven RBI in the two games

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba and Tusculum split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Edmonds Field.  Tusculum won the opener 7-3, while the Catawba Indians battled back with a 9-6 victory in game two.  Catawba now stands at 35-12 overall and 3-3 in the SAC, while the Pioneers are 22-13 and 2-4.

 Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) had a monster day for the Lady Indians, going 6-for-7 with seven RBI.  She had three doubles and a home run in the doubleheader.  The junior helped Catawba to an early 3-0 lead in the opener with RBI doubles in the first and third innings and scored herself in the third on a single by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC). 

 Tusculum cut the margin to 3-2 in the third then erupted for five runs in the fifth after two were out.  Judith Saavedra (Phoenix, AZ) drew a two-out walk, stole second and scored the tying run on a single by Anna Johnson (Jonesborough, TN).  Chrissy Wilkison (Lake Forest, CA) doubled home the go-ahead run, while Ashley Basilicato (East Patchogue, NY) doubled home the final two runs.

 Kassie Killion (Coolidge, AZ) earned the win in relief, tossing three shutout innings and allowing just two hits.  White was 3-for-3 for Catawba, while Wilkison and Mackenzie Loy (Knoxville, TN) each had two hits for the Pioneers.

 Catawba used a five-run second inning to grab control of the second game.  Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) had a RBI double, while White clubbed a three-run homer.  White added a two-run double in the sixth as Catawba moved ahead 9-0.

 Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) shutout the Pioneers for five innings, but Tusculum rallied for five runs in their sixth.  Christian allowed a double and single to open the frame and was relieved by Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD).  Ettinger was able to register two outs, but allowed three hits and a walk with Christian returning to record the final out of the inning.

 Wilkison homered to lead off the seventh, but Christian retired the final three batters to improve to 13-5.  White was 3-for-4 for the Lady Indians, while Geouge and Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC) each had two hits and scored two runs.  Wilkison and Basilicato each had two hits for the Pioneers.

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

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