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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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

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.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo