Softball Drops Pair to Lenoir-Rhyne


SALISBURY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne claimed at least a share of the South Atlantic Conference softball title with a doubleheader sweep of host Catawba on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Bears took the opener 5-3 in nine innings then took game two 7-1.  Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 37-10 overall and 12-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 22-23 and 4-10.

 A two-out, two-run double by Brittany Cherry (Myrtle Beach, SC) in the ninth inning lifted Lenoir-Rhyne to the opening win.  Catawba took the early lead on Jacqueline White’s (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) two-run homer in the first.  The Bears tied the game in the fourth as Karie Pushard (Harrisburg, NC) led off with a homer and Lauren Johnson (Chesterfield, VA) singled home an unearned with two outs.

Both teams scored in the eighth.  L-R getting a sacrifice fly from Taylor Queen (Conover, NC) and Catawba a RBI groundout by White to tie the score.  White had all three RBI for Catawba in the opener and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) had two hits. 

Meredith O’Connor (Charlotte, NC) earned the win for the Bears.  She allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out 10.  Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) also allowed just six hits and two earned runs in the loss.  She had eight strikeouts. 

Queen’s three-run homer gave the Bears a 4-0 lead after three innings of the nightcap.  Pushard added a two-run double in the fourth for a 6-0 edge.  Catawba scored its lone run in the seventh on a home run by Sam Vidal (Huntersville, NC/Hopewell HS).

O’Connor also posted a win in game two for L-R, improving to 27-7 on the year.  She allowed three hits and had four strikeouts.  Vidal had two of Catawba’s three hits, while Kat Rivers (Royston, GA) was 4-for-4 for the Bears and Noel Belk (Charlotte, NC) went 3-for-3. 

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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 (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

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

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

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 (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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