April 22, 2010
Softball Just Short in Upset Bid of #7 LR at SAC Tournament
WINGATE, NC -- One pitch separated Catawba from upsetting #7 Lenoir-Rhyne in the opening round of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the WU Softball Complex. Megan Laxton’s three-run home run in the fifth lifted the top-seeded Bears to a 3-1 win. L-R improves to 45-6, while the Catawba Indians (29-23), seeded eighth, fall into the elimination bracket.
Alex Smith won the pitchers duel against Catawba’s Chelsea Claypole (Versailles, MO/Morgan Co. HS/Three Rivers CC). Smith, now 19-3, allowed no earned runs off three hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Claypole surrendered just four hits, walked none and posted three strikeouts in falling to 1-9.
Catawba scored first in the fourth. Callie Gordie (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) singled with one out and moved to second on an error. She advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a single by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS). The other hit for Catawba came in the sixth as Gordy singled following a walk to Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) with one out. Marshall walked to load the bases with two outs, but Smith stranded all three runners with a strikeout to end the frame.
Lenoir-Rhyne collected three of its hits in the fifth inning. Claypole had tossed four perfect frames before Sarah Atkins led off the fifth with a single. Following a sacrifice, Jessica Fellmeth singled then Laxton stepped in to put the Bears on top with one swing. Carlee Carpenter had the other hit for L-R on a sixth-inning single.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
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Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 40-13
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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