Softball Wins Two of Three at FMU Tournament


FLORENCE, SC -- Catawba battled through the elements over the weekend and won two of three games at the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament held at the Freedom Florence Softball Complex.  After being rained out on Friday, Catawba defeated Shepherd 1-0 on Saturday before falling to third-ranked Georgia College and State 8-2.  On Sunday, the Lady Indians knocked off West Georgia 12-3 and now stand at 14-9 on the season.

Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA/Buckingham Co. HS) tossed a four-hit shutout in the win over Shepherd and struck out eight.  The Lady Indians scored the lone run in the seventh as pinch-hitter Erin Witalison (Gold Hill, NC/Gray Stone Day) doubled with two outs and pinch-runner MacKenzie White (Mt. Ulla, NC/Carson HS) scored on Cassie Markham’s (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) ensuing single.

Catawba managed just four hits (three coming from Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL/Wesley Chapel HS) in the loss to GC&SU.  She drove in both runs, including a solo home run in the sixth.  VanBuskirk picked up two more hits in the win over West Georgia with three RBI. 

Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) put Catawba up 2-0 in the first with a two-out single then Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) hit a two-run homer in the second as the Lady Indians went up 6-1.  VanBuskirk drove in two runs in the third to give Catawba a 9-3 lead and Witalison homered in the fourth to cap the scoring.

Christian earned her second win of the weekend as she tossed three innings.  Mehgan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) tossed two shutout innings in relief.  Baker and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) each added two hits in the win.

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August 24

Volleyball vs. UNC Pembroke 11 a.m.

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 3 p.m.

August 25

Volleyball vs. Converse 11 a.m.

Volleyball vs. Emmanuel 5 p.m.

August 30

Soccer (W) vs. SAINT ANSELM 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BARTON 7:30 p.m.

August 31

Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M 11 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tampa 7 p.m.

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