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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Game 2 Box

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«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 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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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