Catawba Earns Doubleheader Split at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba and host Mars Hill split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Ponder Park.   The Catawba Indians won the opener 6-1, while the Lions took the nightcap 4-2.  The Lady Indians move to 18-16 overall and 5-5 in the SAC, while Mars Hill is 21-15 and 7-3.

Catawba scored twice in the first inning of the opener and never trailed.  Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) hit a sacrifice fly and Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) plated a run on a groundout.  Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) doubled home a run in the third for a 3-0 edge.
Mars Hill got on the board in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Anna James (Bellevue, WA), but that would be all the Lions would get off Catawba freshman Chelsea Wallace (Danville, KY/Danville HS).  Wallace went the distance allowing just an unearned run on four hits to improve to 7-2. 

Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning to give Catawba a 5-1 advantage and the Lady Indians capped the scoring in the sixth on a run-scoring double by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschool).  Sabat had three of Catawba’s nine hits.  Marshall and Whitesides each had two.

Catawba also scored first in game two.  In the third, Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) connected on a solo home run and Thornburg added a RBI single.  The Lions answered in their third as Ashley Seawell (Asheboro, NC) singled home a pair of runs.

Mars Hill took the lead in the fifth inning when Rebekah Huff (Mars Hill, NC) tripled to center to give the Lions a 3-2 lead.  Ashley Harber (Goose Creek, S.C.) provided an insurance run with a RBI single.  Tara West (Urbana, OH) got the win in game two, scattering six hits with seven strikeouts.

Huff had three hits in the nightcap for Mars Hill, while Harber had two.  Ashley Angell (Winston-Salem, NC) had two hits in the opener and had a hit in game two.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

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«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) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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