Late Rally by Softball Falls Short in Season-Ending Loss

MARSHVILLE, NC -- Wingate held off a late rally by Catawba to stay alive in the elimination bracket of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament on Friday afternoon at Forest Hills High School.  The Bulldogs claimed an 8-7 win to improve to 34-14.  The Catawba Indians end their season at 29-24.

Catawba grabbed the early lead with a run in the bottom of the first.  Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) led off with a single, was sacrificed to second and scored on a two-out single by Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS).  That would be the only lead for the Lady Indians as Wingate scored twice in the second, picked up two more in the third and scored three in the fourth to go up 7-2.

Four straight two out hits in the second put Wingate on top and Joya Wortham added a two-out, two-run double in the third for a 4-2 lead.  Brittany Loudermilt picked up a two-run single with two outs in the fourth to stretch the advantage to 7-2.  Catawba began to rally back, but came up a run short.

The Lady Indians got two runs back in their fourth on a pinch-hit single by Kristyn Funderburke (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) and a RBI from Geouge.  Wingate got one more two-out RBI in the sixth before the final Catawba push in the seventh.

Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) and Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) opened the Catawba seventh with singles before Marshall popped up.  Brittney Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) reached on an error that forced in a run and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) followed with a sacrifice fly to trim the deficit to 8-6.

Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) got home the final Lady Indian run with a single, but Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) lined out to third to end the game.  Justice and Gordy led the 10-hit Catawba attack with two hits apiece. 

Wingate collected 12 hits, three each by Loudermilt and LaRonda McClain.  Loudermilt drove in three runs.  Wortham had two hits and two RBI.  The Bulldogs overcame six errors with Allison Smith getting the win in relief.  She allowed five runs (two earned) off seven hits in six innings.

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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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