Softball Sweeps Alderson-Broaddus on Two Walk-Off Hits by Gibbs

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up wins in both ends of a softball doubleheader against visiting Alderson-Broaddus on Thursday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians claimed a 9-0 win in the opener then took a thrilling 10-9 win in the nightcap.  Catawba improves to 16-9, while the Battlers fall to 0-8.

Freshman Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) provided the final swing in both games.  She ended the opener with a grand slam then doubled home the winning run with no outs in the seventh of the nightcap.  Gibbs has totaled 45 RBI in the first 25 games and is nearing the record of 56 set by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) in 2007.  She has also belted 10 home runs.

Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) got the win in both games for the Lady Indians.  She tossed a six-hit shutout in the opener then pitched two and a third innings of relief in the nightcap.  The sophomore improved to 11-1 on the year.

In the opener, Murray got all the support she would need in the first on RBI singles by Brittney Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) and Katie Huggins (Oviedo, FL/Lake Howell HS/Lake Sumter CC).  The Lady Indians added three in the second and ended the game on Gibbs’ grand slam in the fifth.

Catawba survived an Alderson-Broaddus rally in the nightcap as the Battlers came back from a 6-1 deficit in the final three innings.  Kat Powell’s three-run homer helped A-B pull within 6-5 in the fifth, but Gibbs pushed the Lady Indian edge back to 9-5 with a two-run homer in the Catawba fifth.

The Lady Indians could not get the Battlers out in the seventh until the tying run had scored.  With two outs, Lisa Boswell doubled home two runs and Haley Mullen, who had three hits in the opener, singled home the tying run.  Catawba answered right back as Marshall led off the Lady Indian seventh with a double and Gibbs followed with her winning hit.  Gibbs finished with four hits and eight RBI in the doubleheader.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball 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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