Softball Rallies For Two Wins To Sweep Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC -- After being idle because of weather for over a week, Catawba returned to action and swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Newberry on Monday afternoon at the Newberry Softball Complex.  Catawba took the opener 2-1 in eight innings then capped the sweep with a 7-2 win in game two.  The Catawba Indians improve to 21-20 overall and 3-7 in the SAC, while Newberry falls to 19-19 and 3-6.

The Lady Indians rallied for both wins.  In the opener, Jacqueline White (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) drove home the tying run in the sixth and Sarah VanBuskirk (Lutz, FL/Wesley Chapel HS) brought home the game-winner in the eighth.  A five-run sixth erased a 2-1 deficit in the nightcap with White coming up big again with a two-run single for a 4-2 lead.

Richelle Mirabel had put Newberry on top in game one with a single in the second inning.  Rachel Christian (Buckingham, VA/Buckingham Co. HS) would not allow another run as she tossed the complete game and scattered four hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Katelin Edwards matched Christian taking a no-hitter into the sixth.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) reached on and error to give Catawba life in the sixth and White delivered the Lady Indians’ first hit with a double that plated pinch-runner Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS). 

With Ryan Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) at second to start the eighth, Marshall singled and VanBuskirk grounded out to second to plate Baker with the go-ahead run.  Newberry got runners second and third in its eighth, but Christian struck out the final two batter to get the win.

Mirabal would put Newberry on top in game two as she singled home a run after a walk and a hit batter.  Kat Hammond forced home a second run on a fielder’s choice.  Catawba starter Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) settled down after the first, allowing just two hits and one walk the rest of the way.

Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) put Catawba on the board, singling home a run with two outs in the third, and the Lady Indians erupted for five in the sixth.  After Markham struck out to open the inning the next eight Catawba batters reached base. 

Marshall would double home the tying run and White delivered her two run single for the lead.  Sam Vidal (Huntersville, NC/Hopewell HS) and Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford) also singled home runs in the inning.  That was plenty of support for Cobb, who did not allow more than one base runner in an inning after the first and retired the final six batters.

VanBuskirk and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled) each had two hits for Catawba in the nightcap.  Ashley Marine, who had two of the four Newberry hits in the opener, added a hit in game two. 

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

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 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball 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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