Softball Takes One Off #23 Lenoir-Rhyne


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba bounced back to earn a split of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader with 23rd-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday at Bears Field.  The Bears won the opener 5-2, while Catawba took the nightcap 4-3.  The Catawba Indians are now 21-17 overall and 8-6 in the SAC, while Lenoir-Rhyne is 30-9 and 7-5.

Lenoir-Rhyne got a two-run triple from Kat Rivers and a RBI single from Carlee Carpenter to jump out to a 3-0 lead in the opener.  Catawba pulled within a run in third on two-out RBI doubles from Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS).

The Bears extended their lead with single runs in the third and four innings.  Noel Belk homered in the third and Carpenter scored on an error in the fourth.  That was enough offense for Dawon Millwood, who allowed two runs off six hits while posting seven strikeouts to pick up the win.  Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Bird HS) kept Catawba close, allowed just an unearned run in three and a third innings of relief.

Cobb got the win in the nightcap for Catawba as she allowed three run (two earned) off six hits.  Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) snapped a 3-3 tie with a two-out RBI double in the sixth. 

Catawba had jumped to an early lead in the nightcap.  Baker scored off an error in the first and Cassie Markham (New Port Richey, FL/Mitchell HS) singled home another for a 2-0 lead after an inning.  Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) singled home a run in the third for a 3-0 edge.

Lenoir-Rhyne got on the board in the third on a two-out double Belk and later tied the game on Belk’s two-run double in the fifth.  That set the stage for Baker, who drove home pinch-runner MacKenzie White (Mt. Ulla, NC/Carson HS) after Funderburke was hit by a pitch to open the frame.

Baker had two hits in the nightcap for Catawba and joined Sabat with three hits on the day.  Sabat went 3-for-4 in the opener.  Belk went 4-for-5 with four RBI to pace the Bears.  Carpenter had three hits in the opener for LR.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
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Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«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 W-10th,M-10th

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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