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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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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