Softball Comes Up Short In Opening Two Games at Catawba Invitational


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba dropped both of its opening games at the 2010 Catawba Invitational softball tournament on Friday afternoon at Salisbury Community Park.  The Catawba Indians fell 10-9 to West Chester in eight innings then lost 6-3 to 14th-ranked Kutztown.  The Lady Indians now stand at 5-5 on the year.

Catawba suffered a tough loss in the opener after rallying back from a 7-0 deficit.  The Lady Indians tied the game with two outs in the seventh on a three-run homer by Katie Huggins (Oviedo, FL/Lake Howell HS/Lake Sumter CC) and took the lead in the eighth on a two-out, two-run homer by freshman Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS).  The two-out magic would not stop unfortunately for Catawba as Kate Kmiecinski delivered the final blow with her own two-out, two-run homer to give West Chester the win.

West Chester grabbed control of the game in the second as the Golden Rams scored seven times.  Megan Harbaugh led off the inning with a home run and Erin MacNamee delivered a bases clearing double.  Sam Ingersoll capped the frame with a two-run shot.

Catawba began to whittle away at the lead in the third when Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) connected on a two-run homer to cut the margin to 7-3.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) drove home a run in the fifth.  Catawba started the seventh with a walk and a single, but the West Chester turned a double play on a sharp grounder to third.  Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) was able to draw a walk to set up Huggins’ tying homer.

Chelsea Claypole (Versailles, MO/Morgan Co. HS/Three Rivers CC) got out of a jam in the seventh with the help of Gibbs, who tagged a runner at home on a squeeze attempt.  Terry then gave the Lady Indians the lead with her home run.  Harbaugh got the first run home in the eighth for the Rams on a sacrifice fly then Kmiecinski hit a 1-2 pitch out to left.

Claypole did not allow a run until the eighth.  She came on in relief in the second and surrendered two earned runs off six hits over six innings. 

Catawba once again fell behind big after two innings in the second game as Kutztown plated four runs in the frame.  Only one of the runs was earned with Kate Lynch collecting a two-run double.  Gibbs doubled home runs for Catawba in the third and fifth and the Lady Indians drew within 5-3 in the sixth on a two-out single by Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS).

Kutztown held on as Katlin Arbogast tossed the complete game, getting Huggins for the final out with another chance for a tying home run.  Arbogast struck out six and Lynch had four hits and three RBI.  Gibbs and Terry each had three hits for Catawba in the combined games.

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«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo