Whitley Wins 500th Game as Softball Takes Two From Pfeiffer

Lady Indians reach 40 wins for first time


SALISBURY, NC -- Pfeiffer earned a win in completion of a halted game, but Catawba took both ends of the scheduled doubleheader in softball action on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Falcons won 6-1 and Catawba took the final two decisions 6-1 and 2-0.  The wins improve Catawba to 41-17, while Pfeiffer is now 25-25.  The first victory for Catawba in the doubleheader was the 500th win for Nan Whitley as the Catawba softball coach and gave the Lady Indians its first-ever 40-win season.

 In the scheduled doubleheader, Catawba broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning of the first game.  Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC) led off with a double and Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC) reached on a one-out error.  Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC) followed with a two-run single to give the Lady Indians the early lead. 

 Geouge singled home a run in the fifth then Pfeiffer got on the board in the sixth, scoring an unearned run on Jaimee Cassidy’s (Brandon, FL) sacrifice fly.  Catawba would add three insurance runs in the its sixth on a two-run double by Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) and a RBI double by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC).

 Catawba collected 11 hits in the win, two each by Whitesides, Geouge and Baker.  Lindsay Ettinger (Pasadena, MD) improved to 22-8 with the win on the mound.  Pfeiffer had 10 hits, but hit into doubleplays to end each of the first three innings.  Stephanie Bethea (Greensboro, NC) and Tiffany Allen (Franklin, NC) each had two hits for the Falcons.

 The Lady Indians had just six hits in game two, but four came in the two-run second inning.  Hampton delivered a RBI single for the first run and Geouge drew a two-out walk for the final run.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC) had two of the hits for Catawba.

 Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA) tossed a five-hit shutout for Catawba and improved to 16-8.  Pfeiffer had runners and second and third in the fourth with one out, but the freshman got a fly out then a comebacker after a two-out walk to end the threat.

In the conclusion of the halted game, neither team produced a baserunner, picking up the game with Pfeiffer leading 6-1 in the top of the sixth.  The Falcons had scored three unearned runs in the first inning with Jessica Culler (Rural Hall, NC) delivering a key two-run single.  Cassidy, who scored on of those runs, also scored in the third and fifth innings.

 Culler, Cassidy and Martina Bullard (Godwin, NC) each had two hits for Pfeiffer, while White and Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC) had two hits for Catawba.  Chelsea Morton (Oakboro, NC) had the win on the mound, tossing all seven innings and allowing just eight hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC), 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC), 6th of 11Stats


«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