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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«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC) 

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC) 

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo