Softball Finally Takes Field; Sweeps Opening Doubleheader From Pfeiffer

MISENHEIMER, NC -- Catawba pounded out 26 hits in sweeping a softball doubleheader from host Pfeiffer on Wednesday afternoon at Ingram Field.  The Catawba Indians took the opener 6-2 then ran away with a 14-1 victory in game two.  The Lady Indians stand at 2-0 on the year, while the Falcons fall to 1-3.

In the opener, Catawba broke a 1-1 tie with a four spot in the third inning after two were out.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SE Guilford HS).  Brittney Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS), Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) and Carly Sabat (Warren, HO/Howland HS) followed with RBI singles to push Catawba out front 5-1.

That was enough for sophomore Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS), who allowed just two runs off five hits over six innings.  She posted seven strikeouts.  The Lady Indians rapped out 14 hits with Sabat collecting three.  Marshall, Thornburg, Hester and Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) each had two hits.  Marshall had two RBI in the opener and became the school's all-time leader in that category.

The Lady Indians jumped out quickly in game two with 10 runs in the first inning.  Casey Baucom’s (Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS) three-run double was the big blow after an error prolonged the inning.  Marshall added a two-run home run in the third and Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) hit a solo shot in the fifth.

Freshman Kelsie Hudson (Mechanicsville, VA/Lee-Davis HS) tossed a complete game for Catawba.  She allowed a run on five hits with a strikeout.  Geouge had three hits for the Lady Indians, while Gibbs had two hits and three RBI.  Marshall and Sabat added two more hits each.

Melanie Conklin had two hits for the Falcons in the nightcap.  Bryttny Keshka had a RBI triple in the fifth to avoid the shutout.

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

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

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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