Softball Sweeps Past Lees-McRae On a Pair of Walk-Off Wins

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba claimed a pair of walk-off wins against visiting Lees-McRae in softball action on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Freshman Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) did the honor in the opener with a RBI-single then senior Brittney Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) turned the trick in the nightcap with a two-run homer.  The Catawba Indians won the opener 3-2 then took game two 5-3.  Catawba improves to 23-12, while the Bobcats fall to 10-16.

Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) improved to 15-2 with her win in the opener.  She allowed four hits, one earned run and struck out four.  Catawba managed just six hits off Bobcat starter Magen West (Whitney, TX), but one was a two-out, two-run single by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) in the third that gave the Lady Indians a 2-0 lead. 

West hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to trim Catawba’s lead in half then Anna Carter (Hurdle Mills, NC) drove home the tying run on a two-out single in the sixth.  Thornburg singled to lead off the Catawba seventh and a bunt single by Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) put runners on the corners.  Terry followed with a single to center to end the game.

Lees-McRae took the early lead in game two on a solo home run by West in the second.  Catawba picked up two runs in the third, the first scoring after Marshall’s liner into left-center was caught, but the throw to the infield got away allowing Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) to score from second.  Thornburg drove in the go-ahead run three batters later after a hit by Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) and a walk to Katie Huggins (Oviedo, FL/Lake Howell HS/Lake Sumter CC).

The Bobcats regained the lead in the fourth as Bryce Campbell (Amherst, VA) hit a two-out, two-run homer.  Catawba answered right back as Marshall singled with two outs to plate Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS).

Gibbs led off the Catawba seventh with a single, but was erased at second on a sacrifice attempt by Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS).  Thornburg then ended things with a home run to left center.  Sabat, Gibbs, Thornburg and Gordy each collected a pair of hits for Catawba.  West had two hits for LMC.  Kelsie Hudson (Mechanicsville, VA/Lee-Davis HS) improved to 6-1 with the win for Catawba.  She scattered five hits and had one strikeout.

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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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