Softball Splits Doubleheader With Wingate


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and visiting Wingate played to a split of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Wingate took the opener 7-3, while Catawba won game two 8-5.  The Catawba Indians now stand at 36-13 overall and 4-4 in the SAC.  The Bulldogs are 29-16 and 4-4.

 Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) went 4-for-8 in the doubleheader with a pair of RBI for Catawba.  Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC) was 3-for-6 with a RBI and stole three bases, breaking the school record with her 18th on the season.  Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL) scored four runs for Catawba in the nightcap.  Megan McPhail (Wade, NC) led Wingate, going 5-for-8 with a RBI and four runs scored.  Joy Henry (Virginia Beach, VA) was 4-for-7 and scored a run.

The Bulldogs scored six runs in the sixth inning of the opener to take the win.  McPhail started the rally with a bad-hop single to third with one out, which was followed by a soft liner to third that was not caught.  Another bad-hop single to short loaded the bases and Celina Rocha (Baytown, TX) followed with a single to center that scored a run, while the tying run scored on an error.

 Kelsey Emig (Glenmoore, PA) picked up the third infield hit of the inning to give Wingate the lead at 4-3, while Heather Winchester (Waxhaw, NC) added a sacrifice fly and Kimee Lewis (Farmington, UT) a RBI triple.  LaRonda McClain (Kings Mountain, NC) singled home the final run.

 Catawba had taken the early lead.  White doubled home a run in the first and Kathleen Greenhalgh (Gresham, OR) drew a bases-loaded walk in the second.  The Bulldogs avoided further trouble in the second, turning a fly ball from White into an inning-ending doubleplay. 

 Winchester pulled the Bulldogs to within 2-1, scoring on a wild pitch in the third, but Catawba got the run right back on a two-out double by Jenn Mehl (West Creek, NJ).  Meredith Harris (Kittrell, NC) earned the win for Wingate, tossing four and two-thirds of shutout relief.  She surrendered four hits and struck out three.

 Wingate took the early 1-0 lead in the nightcap.  McPhail singled with two outs in the first, stole second and scored on a single by Courtney Wagner (Myrtle Beach, SC).  Catawba responded with four runs in its second to grab control.  Lizz Dunkman (Festus, MO) doubled home a pair of runs, while Gordy and White each drove in a run with two-out singles.

 Catawba picked up an unearned run in the third, but Wingate mounted a rally in the fifth which nearly put the Bulldogs on top.  McClain and Hallie Pettigrew (Uniontown, OH) led off with bunt singles and McPhail followed with a double.  A wild pitch cut the deficit to 5-3 and an error put runners on the corners with one out.  Rocha hit a ball to center that hit the top of the fence and bounced back into play, but Henry was forced out at second and the Lady Indians got out of the frame up 5-4.

 Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) gave Catawba a pair of insurance runs with a two-run homer in the fifth and VanBuskirk connected on a solo shot in the sixth for an 8-4 edge.  Wingate loaded the bases in the seventh with one out, but managed only a run as the game ended after an infield single when Henry was tagged out in a run down.

Today's Events

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Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate, 7:00VideoStats


«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo