Softball

Rivera's five hit day helps Softball to win and tie at Pfeiffer

MISENHEIMER, NC -- Catawba College earned a win and a tie in a softball doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Pfeiffer. The Lady Indians claimed an 8-4 win in the opener, then battled to a 3-3 tie before darkness ended the second game after seven innings. Catawba is now 4-1-1 on the season, while Pfeiffer falls to 0-5-1. Catawba wasted little time getting on the board, scoring three times in the first inning. Val McDowell (Crofton, MD), Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL), Rachel McCollum (Yadkinville, NC) and Amanda Myers (Lynchburg, VA) opened the game with four straight singles, with McCollum and Myers each driving in a run. Jackie Carson (Summerland Key, FL) drove home the third run on a ground out. The Lady Indians scored twice more in the second, one coming off a double by Rivera, who collected four hits in the opener. Pfeiffer struck for three runs in its second, Jennifer Kimrey and Nicole Baird each ahd a RBI in the inning. Catawba answered in the third to take a 7-3 lead on run-scoring groundouts by Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD) and Shannon Handy (Advance, NC). That was enough for Phelps, who earned her third win without a loss this season. She scattered nine hits over the seven innings, allowing four runs while striking out nine. Rivera led the way on offense with four hits and two RBI. McDowell and Myers each had two hits, while Phelps had two RBI. Kimrey had two hits and two RBI for Pfeiffer. In the second game, Catawba would again take the early lead with three runs in the second. The Lady Indians strung together five singles with two outs. Cari Griffin (Olney, MD) had a two-run single, while Rivera drove home the last run. The Lady Falcons scored twice in the third, one on a single by Destiny Gentle and tied the game in the fifth on a single by Kristen McVerry. Megan Wilson (Stuart, VA) did not get a decision for Catawba. She tossed seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs, with only one earned. She had three strike outs and no walks. Phelps, Handy and Griffin each had two hits. McVerry had three hits for Pfeiffer, while Gentle had two. Each drove in one run. #######

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