Marshall Leads Softball To Wins at Catawba Invitational

Sophomore sets school record with seven RBI vs. Kutztown

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up three wins in early action at the Catawba Invitational Tournament being held at Salisbury Community Park.  On Friday, the Catawba Indians claimed a 9-7 win over Wheeling Jesuit and a 7-3 win over Kutztown then topped Indianapolis 4-3 on Saturday morning.   The Lady Indians have upped their record to 11-4.

On Saturday, Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) doubled home Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) with two-outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Catawba the win.  White had opened the inning with a walk.

White put Catawba on top in the first inning with a two-out solo home run.  The Greyhounds answered with a pair of solo shots of their own in the fourth as Jenny Swanson and Sara Agnew hit back-to-back homers with one out.  Indianapolis stretched the lead to 3-1 in the fifth on a Swanson sacrifice fly.

Catawba got a run back in the fifth on a two-out single by Marshall, but MacKenzie White (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.  The Lady Indians got a break in the sixth when Kathryn Geouge’s (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) two-out fly ball was dropped then almost caught with the bare hand of leftfielder Jessica Breeden before falling to the ground and allowing Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) to score the tying run.

Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) allowed seven hits over her seven innings to pick up the win and improve to 9-1.  She struck out five.  Jac White scored three runs, while Marshall had two hits and two RBI. 

Marshall drove in all the run in Catawba’s 7-3 win over Kutztown on Friday night.  The sophomore set a school record with the seven RBI, topping the record of six by Jac White and Amanda Mitchell.  The Lady Indians trailed 2-0 in the fourth, when Marshall unloaded for a three-run homer.  She put Catawba up 7-2 in the fifth with a two-out grand slam.

Geouge had three hits in the win, while Marshall and Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL/Wesley Chapel HS) each had two hits.  Cobb allowed three run off eight hits in tossing the complete game.  She had four strikeouts.

Catawba built a 7-0 lead after two innings of its opening game on Friday against Wheeling Jesuit.  VanBuskirk and Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/W. Rowan HS) drove in runs in the first inning for a 2-0 lead then Jac White had a two-run single and Baker a two-run double in the second.

Aided by two Catawba errors, the Cardinals battled back in the middle innings and cut the lead to 8-7.  Erin Witalison (Gold Hill, NC/Gray Stone Day) had a homer for Catawba in the fourth and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled) gave the ladies an insurance run with a home run in the sixth.

Cobb left after three scoreless innings and returned in the sixth to get Catawba out of trouble.  She got the win with four and two-thirds innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts.  Whitesides had three hits and scored three times.  Marshall and VanBuskirk each had two hits.  Ashley McSweeney was five-for-five for Wheeling, while Angela Petros had three hits.

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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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