Errors Costly as Softball Eliminated by Mars Hill at SAC Tournament

NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba gave up six unearned runs and were eliminated by Mars Hill 6-3 at the 2008 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament on Saturday morning at the NC Softball Complex.  The Lady Lions will advance to face either Wingate or Carson-Newman later on Saturday in another elimination game.  The Catawba Indians, seeded-sixth, end their season at 26-25.

Sam Vidal (Huntersville, NC/Hopewell HS) gave Catawba an early lead as she singled to plate Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) in the second.  The wheels would come off the Catawba in the top of the third as a two-out throwing error led to five Mars Hill runs.

One Lion scored on the error to tie the game and after a pair of walks, Ashley Seawell drove home a pair of runs with a double.  A single by Ashley Harber pushed the lead to 5-1. 

Down 6-1, Catawba rallied for a pair of runs in the fourth.  Vidal singled and Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled) doubled with one and both scored on a throwing error. 

In the sixth, Catawba threatened after Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) and Whitesides singled.  Both moved up a base on a wild pitch, but Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) lined out down the left field line to end the inning.  

Vidal and Whitesides each had two hits for Catawba.  Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS) took the loss despite allowing just four hits.  All six runs were unearned.  She did walk six with three strikeouts. 

Tara West got the win for Mars Hill, tossing four innings and allowed six hits and one earned run.  Paige Brantley tossed three shutout innings in relief for the save.  She allowed three hits with five strikeouts.

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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.

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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.

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Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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