Softball Splits Doubleheader With Mount Olive


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba split a softball doubleheader with visiting Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won the first game 11-3 with the Trojans taking game two 9-3.  The Lady Indians now stand at 2-2 on the season, while Mount Olive is 1-1.

Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Bird HS) grabbed the win in the opener, allowing five hits and one earned run over the five innings.  She struck out six.  Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) combined for seven RBI .

Mount Olive took the early lead on a two-out, two-run single by Robbin Kennedy (Chesapeake, VA) in the first inning.  Catawba answered right back in its first as Marshall singled home two runs and Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) homered for a 3-2 lead.

Catawba struck with two outs in the second to take a 7-2 edge.  Baker doubled home two runs and Marshall followed with a two-run homer.  The Lady Indians ended the game in the fifth as Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) doubled home a pair of runs and Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) drew a bases loaded walk to force home the game-ending run.

Catawba collected a dozen hits in the opener with Geouge, Baker, Marshall and Thornburg each picking up two hits.  Marshall had four RBI and Baker added three.  Kennedy had two hits for the Trojans.

The Lady Indians led 1-0 after an inning of the nightcap as Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) scored on a wild pitch, but Mount Olive scored four times in the third to take a lead it would not surrender.  With two outs, Ericka Taylor (Farmville, NC) singled home two runs and Katie Nalley (Bowid, MD) also had a two-run single.

Catawba scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, on a double by Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) and a single by Baker, but the Trojans stayed in front and put the game away in the seventh with three runs. 

Kristin Ware (Lancaster, CA) earned the win.  She scattered eight hits and allowed two earned runs over five innings.  Jenny Jackson (Fremont, NC) tossed two innings of hitless relief for the save.

Kelly Minshew (Stantonsburg, NC) had three of the 12 hits for the Trojans in the nightcap.  Kennedy and Nalley each had two hits.  Funderburke led Catawba with three hits.

Box Score

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 16-4 WVideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 6-2 WStats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 83-48 WVideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 5-4 WStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 15-5 WVideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 103-94 WVideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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