Justice Drives in Eight Runs During Softball's Doubleheader Sweep of Anderson


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pounded out 33 hits and scored 23 run in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Junior Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) had six hits and accounted for eight RBI in the two games as Catawba won 10-4 and 13-5.  The Catawba Indians improve to 19-13 overall and 2-2 in the SAC, while the Trojans fall to 19-10 and 1-3.

Anderson struck quickly for a 4-0 lead in the opener.  Danielle Swygert (Fairburn, GA), who reached on an error to start the first, scored from third on a throwing error to put the Trojans up 1-0.  With two outs, Charlotte Sieber (Dacula, GA) and Kinsley Duncan (Pendleton, SC) doubled home runs then Brooke Lucas (Rock Hill, SC) capped the frame with a RBI single.

Catawba pitcher Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) settled down after the shaky first inning.  After a pair of one out walks in the second, the junior sat down the final 17 Trojan batters and improved to 10-7.  She allowed four hits, walked three and fanned seven.

The Lady Indians busted through in the third, putting up nine runs.  Kayla Myers (Bryson City, NC/Swain Co. HS) doubled home a run to get Catawba on the board and with one out Justice doubled home two more.  Molly Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) doubled home the tying run and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.

Catawba went on to tack on four more in the inning.  Casey Baucom (Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS), Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS), Myers and Justice singled home the runs.  The Lady Indians pounded out 15 hits in the win with Sabat, Myers and Justice each collecting three each.

The Catawba bats stayed hot in the nightcap, jumping to a 13-1 lead after three innings.  Justice delivered three more hits and drove in five, while Myers had two hits and scored three times.  Kovalcin and Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) each had three hits in game two.

Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) had one-out doubles to spark Catawba to its outbursts in the first two innings.  Myers singled her in and later scored herself on a single by Justice as the Lady Indians led 3-0 after an inning.

Laura Jansky (Kennesaw, GA) hit a solo home run for Anderson in the second, but Catawba came right back with four more runs.  Justice and Kovalcin each had two-run singles.  Hester had a two-run single and Justice a two-run double in a six-run third that pushed Catawba on top 13-1.  Anderson scored four times in the fifth, three on a home run by Abby Child (LaGrange, GA), but the Lady Indians were able to get the final out to post the win.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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