Softball Trades Shutouts With Faimont State, Wallace Tosses One-Hitter In Nightcap


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and visiting Fairmont State split a softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Fairmont State claimed a 1-0 win in the opener, while the Catawba Indians grabbed an 8-0 win in game two.  Catawba now stands at 12-10 on the season, while the Falcons are 3-3.

A two-out rally by Fairmont State in the fourth led to the lone run of the opener.  After a pair of groundouts to start the inning, Brooke Keene (Proctor, WV) walked, Danielle Dalton (Chapmanville, WV) singled and Kayla Gray (Benwood, WV) walked to load the bases.  Chelsea Sheets (Carrollton, OH) delivered the winning hit with a single up the middle. 

Heather Shutler (Simpsonville, SC) limited Catawba to just two hits and retired the final nine batters.  She walked two and struck out five.  Fairmont State collected eight hits with Gray and Kristy Rausch (Mason, OH) each picking up two.

The Lady Indians jumped on top early in the nightcap.  With two outs in the first, Catawba loaded the bases on a walk and back-to-back singles by Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) and Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS).  Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) brought home the first run by drawing a walk that forced home Allie Marshall (Pleasant Gaarden, NC/SW Guilford HS).

Catawba moved ahead 4-0 in the second.  After a walk and error to open the frame, Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) followed with a three-run homer.  That was more than enough support for Chelsea Wallace (Danville, KY/Danville HS), who tossed a one-hitter in the five inning win.  She walked none and struck out two.

  The Lady Indians ended the game with four runs in the fifth.  Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschool) hit a two-run homer and Markham had a two-run single.  Catawba had 10 hits in the nightcap with Markham collecting three.  She had one hit in the opener.  Thornburg, who also had a hit in the opener, had two hits, along with Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS).

 Whitnie Highland’s (Scott Depot, WV) bunt single to lead off the second was the lone hit for Fairmont State in the nightcap.  The only other baserunner for the Falcons in game two reached on a one-out error in the fifth.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

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Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

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