Sabat's Four Hits Helps Softball Split With UNC Pembroke

SALISBURY, TN -- Catawba and UNC Pembroke split a softball doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The host Catawba Indians held on for a 5-4 win in the opener, while the Braves earned the split with a 4-0 victory in game two.  The Lady Indians now stand at 29-18 on the year, while UNCP is 29-17.

Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) drove in a pair of runs with a pair of hits to lead Catawba in the opener.  Jamie Burwell (Enka, NC) tossed the shutout to give UNCP the split in the nightcap.  Offensively, Randi Pruitt (Maiden, NC) had three hits and a home run for the Braves after a pair of hits in the opener.  Sabat added two more hits along with Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) for Catawba in game two.  Jelena Shaw (Hope Mills, NC) had three hits for UNCP in game one.

Catawba survived a late UNCP rally in the opener and held on for the win.  Down 5-0 entering the seventh the Braves collected half of their 10 hits in the frame and got the go-ahead run to second before Sami Santoli (Nesconset, NY/Smithtown West HS) got a foul out to left field to end the game.  She improved to 3-5.

Pembroke started the seventh with four straight hits to cut the margin to 5-2 on Ashley Harrell’s (Morganton, NC) two-run single.  After a pair of groundouts, Shaw doubled home two more.  A walk and a wild pitch got two runners into scoring position before the last out.

Catawba jumped out quickly to lead 4-0 after two innings.  The Lady Indians drew four walks in the opening two frames and three of those scored.  Geouge walked to open the first, stole second and scored when Sabat’s grounder to third was thrown away. 

The Lady Indians scored three times in the second after two were out.  Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) and Geouge drew walks and Sabat singled Gordy home.  Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) doubled home Geouge and Sabat, driving a 3-0 pitch to right center.  Sabat singled home Gordy in the fourth to stake Catawba to its 5-0 lead.

Burwell was in control of the nightcap, allowing just five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.  Catawba did get the tying run to the plate in the sixth, but Marshall’s fly ball to left was turned into a double play to quiet the threat.

The Braves broke a scoreless tie in the fifth as again the first four batters of the frame reached base.  After a leadoff walk to Loren Bartz (Greenville, NC), Pruitt doubled and Burwell brought the first run home on a bunt single.  Lynn Grantham (Goldsboro, NC) added a RBI single and Shaw a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead.  Pruitt connected on a solo homer in the seventh.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

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