Thornburg Collects Six Hits As Softball Sweeps Twinbill From Pfeiffer


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept both ends of a softball doubleheader with visiting Pfeiffer on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won the opener 11-6 and claimed a 1-0 shut out in the nightcap.  The Lady Indians now stand at 4-2 on the season, while the Falcons fall to 9-3.

Erin Witalison (Gold Hill, NC/Gray Stone Day) broke a 6-6 tie in the fifth with a pinch-hit single as Catawba rallied for the win in game one.  Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) delivered a one-out single and pinch-runner MacKenzie White (Mt. Ulla, NC/Carson HS) stole second before moving to third on a wild pitch.  Witalison then singled to left to bring home the go-ahead run.

Catawba led 3-0 after two innings, but Pfeiffer struck for six runs in the fourth.  Bryttny Kreshka (Roseburg, OR) doubled home two runs and Martina Bullard (Godwin, NC) hit a grand slam with two outs.  Catawba struck back to tie the contest in its fourth on a three-run double by Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS).

Freshman Jamie Wells (Hebron, MD/Mardela HS) tossed a four-hit shutout, while striking out nine to get the win in game two for the Lady Indians.  The lone run came in the fourth as Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) tripled with one out and scored on a single by Funderburke.

Thornburg had three hits in each game of the double dip for Catawba.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) had two hits in the opener, including a home run, and added a hit in the nightcap.  Funderburke also had three hits with two in game one.  Freshman Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) homered in the opener.

Ranzy York (Milton-Freewater, OR) had two hits for Pfeiffer in the opener and pitched the nightcap, allowing just one run on nine hits.  Kylee Nichols (McMinville, OR) had a hit in each game for the Falcons.

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