Softball Opens Season With Doubleheader Sweep at Belmont Abbey


BELMONT, NC -- The Catawba softball team opened its season with a doubleheader sweep of host Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 9-1 and 8-2 in the openers for both teams.

Jacqueline White’s (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) two-out, two-run single broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning of the opener to propel the Lady Indians.  Catawba had scored an unearned run in the second to take the lead, but Belmont Abbey answered in the third on a two-out double by Dani Beres (Greenville, NC). 

One-out singles in the fifth by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled), Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) and Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) set the table for White.   Catawba would tack on five runs in the sixth for insurance behind freshman Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS), who earned the win in her debut.  She scattered five hits with five strikeouts.

The teams would trade a pair of runs in inning three of the second game.  Whitesides scored on an error for Catawba and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home the second run.  The Crusaders tied the score on a two-run homer by Abby Threat (Charlotte, NC).

Catawba broke the game open in the fourth with a five spot.  Geouge’s bases-clearing double was the big blow for a 5-2 lead.  Whitesides and Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) each had run-scoring singles in the frame.  Marshall capped the scoring with a solo home run in the sixth.

Tiffany Farley (Greensboro, NC/NW Guilford HS) picked up the win as she allowed the two runs on six hits with five strikeouts.  Geouge, Marshall and Whitesides collected two hits in each game.   Geouge racked up four RBI. 

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Queens 7:30 p.m.

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 6 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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