Softball Rallies To Earn Split With #22 Bloomsburg


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and visiting Bloomsburg split a softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Huskies, ranked 22nd, won by the opener 5-1, while the Catawba Indians rallied for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.  Bloomsburg now stands at 3-1, while the Lady Indians are 7-5.

In the nightcap, Catawba had just one hit, a double by Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS), off Bloomsburg hurler Tara Reed (Williamsport, PA) over five innings.  The Lady Indians would strike for three runs in the final two innings to earn the split. 

Down 2-0, Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) opened the sixth with a bunt single and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) followed with a two-run homer to tie the score.  In the seventh, Jesse Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschool) reached on a bunt single, and after a failed sacrifice, an infield single by Sabat and a walk to Marshall loaded the bases.  Whitesides scored the winning run on a squeeze, beating the throw to the plate on the bunt by Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS).

Bloomsburg had taken a 2-0 lead in the third.  Lacy Mauro (Jersey Shore, PA) plated the first run on a sacrifice fly and Mandy Koch (Dauphin, PA) doubled home a second run for a 2-0 lead.  Reed silenced the Catawba bats until the fifth.

Jamie Wells (Hebron, MD/Mardela HS) got the win in relief, tossing a scoreless seventh.  Chelsea Wallace (Danville, KY/Danville HS) shut down the Huskies for three innings in relief of Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS).  Reed would surrender eight hits and fanned 11.

In the opener, Bloomsburg grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning as Koch delivered a two-run double with two outs to stake the Huskies to the lead.  Catawba cut the lead to 2-1 in its third on a solo home run by Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS).

The Huskies added three more in the fifth to pull away.  Mauro doubled home a pair of runs and later scored on a wild pitch.  Shavaun Fisher (Coplay, VA) tossed the complete game.  She scattered five hits and struck out nine.

Casey Massimini (Downingtown, PA) led Bloomsburg at the plate in the opener with three hits.  Reed and Shen DeBaro (Milton, PA) each had two hits in the nightcap.  Baker and Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) had a pair of hits for Catawba in the opener.  Sabat had two hits in the second game.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00


«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 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

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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