Softball Posts Two Shutouts in Sweep of Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba posted a pair of shutouts en route to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.   The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 2-0 and 7-0 to improve to 20-16 overall and 7-5 in the SAC.  The Pioneers fell to 12-26 and 3-9.

Freshman Chelsea Wallace (Danville, KY/Danville HS) tossed a one-hitter in the opener for Catawba.  She struck out four in improving to 8-2.  Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Bird HS) allowed three hits in game two, which was halted after four and half innings due to rain. 

In the opener, Catawba broke through in the fourth on a two-out rally with four straight hits.  Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) drove home the run as she singled home Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS), who had started the rally.  The Pioneers avoided a further deficit when Rachel Wilburn (Chuckey, TN) threw out a runner at the plate following a hit by Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/Howland OH).

The Lady Indians picked up an insurance run in the fifth as Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) led off with a double and scored when Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) followed with a triple.  Holli Cadenhead (Van Vleck, TX) worked out of a no-out, bases loaded jam to keep the Pioneers within striking distance.

The lone hit off Wallace was a leadoff single by Tasha Morrell (Russellville, TN) in the third.  That would lead to the best scoring chance for Tusculum in the opener, but Wallace worked out of a jam with runners at second and third and one out.  She got a come-backer to the mound and a sliding catch by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschool) in center to end the frame.  The only two base-runners after the third were a pair of hit batters.

Catawba broke game two open with a six-run third.  Gordy had given the Lady Indians a 1-0 lead in the second on a sacrifice fly then Baker started the big inning with a leadoff home run.  Justice capped the frame with a grand slam.

Tusculum had a pair of hits in the opening inning off Cobb, but Baker threw out a runner attempting to steal and Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) threw out a runner at first on a hard hit ball to right.  The Pioneers had just a two-out single in the second and a one-out walk in the third after the opening inning.

Justice went 3-for-5 with five RBI in the doubleheader for Catawba.  Baker was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI.   

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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming @ Wingate 2 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