Hester's Grand Slam Helps Softball to Split of Doubleheader at UNCP

PEMBROKE, NC -- Catawba and host UNC Pembroke split a softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at LRA Field.  The Catawba Indians won the opener 6-3, while the Braves picked up a 5-3 win in game two.  The Lady Indians are now 3-1 on the year, while UNCP is 6-4.

Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough) provided the big blow in game one with a two-out grand slam in the first to stake Catawba to an early 4-0 lead.  UNPC scored twice in its first to slice the lead in half.  With two outs, Loren Bartz double home a run and Holly Berry followed with a run-scoring single.

The Lady Indians came right back, adding a run in the second on a double by Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) that plated Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS).  Sabat had three hits and scored twice in the opener.  Ashley Harrell drew a bases-loaded walk in the third to pull the Braves to within 5-3, but Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) got out of the frame and kept UNCP off the board the rest of the way.

Sabat singled home Casey Baucom (Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS) with her final hit of the game in the fourth.  UNCP got the tying run to the plate with one out in the seventh, but Murray got two fly balls to end the contest and improve to 2-0.  The junior scattered nine hits and struck out four.

Catawba battled back from an early 3-0 deficit in the nightcap to pull even when Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) scored on an error, but the Braves pushed across single runs in the fifth and sixth to take the win.  Berry had a two-out single in the fifth to put UNCP back on top and Lynn Grantham added a solo home run to start the sixth.

Pembroke took a 3-1 lead in the second, benefitting from a pair of two-out errors by the Lady Indians to plate all three runs.  A pair of passed balls had allowed Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) to score in the top of the second to give Catawba a 1-0 lead.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) singled home Terry with two outs in the third to cut the margin to 3-2.  

Jamie Burwell allowed just one earned run off five hits to grab the win.  She struck out ten.  Berry had three hits for the Braves, while Kellie Van Dyke added two.  Emily Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) gave up seven hits and two earned runs while posting three strikeouts in taking the loss.

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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 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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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