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.   

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September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

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Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

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Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

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Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

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Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

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Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

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Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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