Softball

Softball falls twice at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Mars Hill swept visiting Catawba College in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Ponder Park. The Lady Lions won by the scored of 8-1 and 4-3 to improve to 10-18 overall and 2-4 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 12-26-1 and 0-6. After a scoreless inning in the opener, Mars Hill got a two-run homer by Alicia Flynn (Old Town, FL) in the second to grab a 2-0 lead. The Lady Lions benefitted from a pair of Catawba errors in the third to score six more runs to take a commanding 8-0 lead after three frames. Catawba managed just four hits in the opener with Jackie Carson (Summerland Key, FL) scoring the lone run off an error. Rachel Fuller (Clarkston, MI) earned the win on the mound for Mars Hill as she struck out four and walked none. Liz Corbett (Severn, MD) got the Lady Indians off to a lead in the second game with a RBI double in the first. She would score on a single by Rachel McCollum (Yadkinville, NC) for a 2-0 lead. Mars Hill answered in its first with a two-run home run by Ashley Baker (Conneaut, OH). Catawba would go back on top in the second after Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) led off with a double and scored on a hit by Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD). Catawba held the lead until the seventh as Jen Wilson (Enka, NC) led off with a double, then scored on an error. Flynn would deliver the game-winning hit with one out. McCollum and Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) each had two hits for Catawba. #######

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