Myers Homers Twice as Softball Sweeps Newberry

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba hammered out five home runs as it swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from Newberry on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 7-5 and 7-2 to improve to 21-15 overall and 4-4 in the SAC.  The Wolves fall to 13-20 and 2-6.

Kayla Myers (Bryson City, NC/Swain Co. HS) helped rallied Catawba to the opening win.  The freshman tied the game with a solo home run in the fifth and put the Lady Indians on top with a two-run double in the sixth.  She also homered in the game two win.

Newberry took an early lead in the opener as Chelsie Hilbourn (Loris, SC) connected on a two-run homer in the third.  Felicia Taylor (Venice, FL) followed with a triple and Richelle Mirabal (Tampa, FL) doubled her home as the Wolves went up 3-0.

Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) homered for Catawba in its third and Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) scored on a wild pitch as the Lady Indians cut the gap to 3-2.  Myers then tied the game on lead-off homer in the fifth.  Myers doubled home two with two outs in the sixth to give Catawba its first lead and Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) doubled home two more for a 7-3 edge.

The Wolves got two runs back in the seventh on a two-run single by Mirabal, but Emily Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) got the final out to grab the win.  Huneycutt allowed two runs off five hits over four innings of relief. 

Each team collected 10 hits in the opener.  Catawba got two hits from Myers, Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) and Lauren Lewis (Concord, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS).  Hilbourn, Mirabal and Amber Holley (Aiken, SC) had two hits for the Wolves.

Catawba scored four times in the first inning to grab control of the nightcap.  Hester drove in the first run and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) added a two-run double.  Gibbs stretched the lead to 5-0 with a home run in the third.

Hilbourn cut the Catawba lead to 5-2 on her second two-run shot of the day in the fifth, but Myers and Terry each hit solo shots for the Lady Indians to put the lead back to five runs at 7-2.  Huneycutt hurled the complete game to improve to 11-7.  She scattered eight hits and struck out four.

Sabat, Myers, Hester and Gibbs all had two hits for Catawba in game two.  Taylor and Codi Kelly (New River, AZ) posted two hits for Newberry. 

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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.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

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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