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Softball earns 10th win with sweep of Winston-Salem State

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College swept a softball doubleheader from visiting Winston-Salem State on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 4-2 and 8-0. Catawba improves to 10-5-1. Junior Val McDowell (Crofton, MD) keyed the offense in the opener, scoring three of the four runs. She was hit by a pitch and scored on a groundout in the first. She led off the third with a bunt single, stole second and scored on a wild pitch. In the fifth, after the Lady Rams had cut the lead to 3-2, McDowell had in infield single and scored on an error. Cari Griffin (Olney, MD) singled home the other run with a two-out single in the fourth. Winston-Salem scored both its runs in the fifth inning. Angela Booe (Davidson, NC) led off with a double and LaKeisha Braxton (Fayetteville, NC) singled. After on out, Tara Ragland (Lewisburg, NC)sacrificed a run home and Heather Davis (Detroit, MI) singled home the last run. Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD) started and pitched three perfect innings with six strikeouts for Catawba. Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) pitched the final four innings and evened her record at 1-1. She struck out four. Catawba broke open a close second game with three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth. McDowell reached in the first on an error and scored on a two-out double by Liz Corbett (Severn, MD). That was enough offense for Megan Wilson (Stuart, VA), who allowed just four base runners over the five innings. She allowed two hits and walked two, while recording six strikeouts to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Lady Indians struck for three runs with two outs in the fourth. After an error, Amanda Myers (Lynchburg, VA) singled home a run and McDowell plated two more with a single. Rachel McCollum (Yadkinville, NC) drove in a run with s single in the fifth, while Myers singled home two and Amy Ganshirt (Brewster, MA) singled home the final run. #######

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