Softball drops pair to Belmont Abbey

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College dropped both ends of a softball doubleheader to visiting Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Crusaders took the opener 8-2, then held off Catawba to take the second game 5-3. Catawba falls to 4-3-1 on the season, while Belmont Abbey improves to 5-5.Belmont Abbey took full advantage of five Lady Indian miscues in the opener as five of the eight runs were unearned. Four straight hits to open the first inning led to three runs and the Crusaders were never headed. Down 5-0, Catawba did cut the deficit to 5-2 in its third on a RBI single by Cari Griffin (Olney, MD) and a bases loaded walk with two outs by Liz Corbett (Severn, MD). The Crusaders padded their lead with a run in the fifth on a single by Nicki Clevenger (Lutz, FL) and two more in the seventh. Amanda Dunkin (Tampa, FL) had four hits for Belmont Abbey in the opener, while Clevenger had three hits and two RBI. Melissa Barrett (York, SC) had two hits and scored four runs to help back the complete game by Patricia Taylor (Frederick, MD),who allowed just six hits and no earned runs, while striking out six. The Lady Indians trailed 4-0, three scoring off Catawba errors, heading into the sixth, but rallied for three runs. Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD) drove home two with a ringing double off the outfield fence and Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) drove home another on a ground out. Belmont Abbey added another unearned run in the seventh on a RBI by Taylor. Catawba got the tying run to the plate in the seventh, but ended the game as shortstop Clevenger made a great stop on a line drive for the final out. Dunkin had two hits, scored a pair of runs and drove hame another for the Crusaders. Lindsay Henson had three hits and Taylor earned the save, allowing just one hit over the final two innings after Belmont Abbey starter Emily Arthur (Boiling Springs, NC) got into trouble. Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) was 3-for-4 with a triple in the second game after leading the way with two hits in the opener. Jackie Carson (Summerland Key, FL), who hit into the final out, had two hits in the game. Phelps pitched well over five innings for Catawba, allowing just one earned run. #######

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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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