March 5, 2008
Softball Splits Opening Games at Smash Hit Tournament
SAVANNAH, GA -- Catawba split a pair of softball games on Tuesday afternoon at the 2008 Smash Hit Softball Tournament being hosted by Savannah Art & Design College. The Catawba Indians defeated Bluefield College 10-0 then dropped a 5-4 decision to Bethel (IN), ranked #16 in NAIA. Catawba is now 12-6 on the season.
Against Bethel, Catawba scored twice in the top of the seventh to tie the score before the Pilots picked up the game-winner on a sacrifice fly by Kaitlyn Dubois. Tara Blair led off the inning with a walk and went to second on a bunt single by Emily Kramer. A wild pitch moved the runners up before the fly ball by Dubios.
Catawba scored the two tying runs in the seventh on just one hit, a RBI-single by Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) which tied the score. The inning started with three straight walks and a passed ball to push across the first run of the frame.
Bethel scored four times in the sixth to rally from a 2-0 deficit. Kramer led off with a single and scored the first run on a double by Dubois. Brittany Fisher had a two-run double to put the Pilots ahead. Geouge scored in the first on a double play groundout and again in the sixth on an error. Catawba was limited to just two hits, singles by Geouge and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled).
The Lady Indians pounded out 10 hits in the five-inning win over Bluefield. Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) had two hits and two RBI, while Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) had two hits and scored twice. Megan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) and Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA/Buckingham Co. HS) combined on a two-hitter. Cobb allowed one hit with three strikeouts over three frames, while Christian allowed a hit and fanned one in two innings.
Catawba did the most damage in a seven-run second that included RBI singles from Thornburg, Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS), Geouge and Whitesides. Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) had a RBI single in the third and Thornburg drove home a run in the fourth to cap the scoring.
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