Softball Grabs Two Wins Over Coker

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a pair of wins over visiting Coker in softball action on Sunday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians claimed a 5-4, nine-inning win in the opener then grabbed a 15-7 victory in the nightcap.  Catawba improves to 21-12, while the Cobras fall to 7-14.

Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) drove home the winning run in the opener.  Brittney Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) beat the tag at home on a ground ball to second by Gordy.  Thornburg reached on a sacrifice when a low throw allowed her to advance to third and score pinch-runner Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS).

Coker tied the game in the seventh on a home run by Haleigh Rogers (Ward, SC) with one out.  The Cobras loaded the bases later in the inning, but failed to push another run across.  A single by Brittany Owens (Johnsonville, SC) gave Coker a 3-2 lead in the eighth then Catawba answered when Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball.  The Cobras also scored in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Ashley Coleman (Charleston, SC) before the Catawba rally.

Jaclin Poole (Clover, SC) gave Coker an early lead with a two-out single in the third.  Catawba rallied in the fifth, scoring first after Khourtni Hester’s (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) single to center was misplayed allowing a run to score.  Geouge would single home the go-ahead run.

Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) improved to 14-2 with the win in the opener.  She allowed two earned runs off 10 hits with five strikeouts.  She walked eight.  Sydney Greenwalt (Edwardsville, IL) took the loss, striking out seven and allowing two earned runs.  Coker stranded 16 base runners in the opener.

Catawba pounded out a dozen hits in the nightcap which was stopped in the fifth due to the eight-run rule.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) had six RBI on a three-run homer and a three-run double.  Geouge also collected six RBI on a two-run double and a grand slam.

Thornburg got the Lady Indians going in the second as she tied the game at 2-2 with a leadoff home run.  Geouge later doubled home two runs and Marshall added her three-run shot for a 7-2 lead.  Geouge upped the margin to 11-3 after three with her grand slam.

Coker scored three times in the fourth, the first two on a wild pitch and an error then Anna Oswalt (Lexington, SC) doubled home a run.  Sarah Price (Little Rock, SC) pulled the Cobras within 11-7 in the fifth on a sacrifice fly.  Catawba loaded the bases in the fifth with no outs then waited out an 18 minute rain delay before Marshall cleared the bases with a double.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) followed with her own double to end the contest.

Poole added a hit and an RBI for Coker in the nightcap after a three-hit effort in the opener.  Oswalt also homered in the nightcap. 

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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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ 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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

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 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 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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Soccer (M) Team Photo