Murray's One-Hitter Sparks Softball to Sweep of Wingate

SALISBURY, NC -- Senior Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) pitched Catawba to a sweep of visiting Wingate in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Murray threw a one-hitter in the 1-0 victory in the opener, while the Catawba Indians took game two 8-1.  The Lady Indians improve to 30-15 overall and 10-5 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs fall to 25-21 and 7-9.

Murray was masterful in the opener, allowing just two baserunners on the day and retiring the final 15 she faced in posting the shutout.  Murray allowed a double to Alexis Burrell (Chesapeake, VA) to start the game and hit Brittany Owens (Greenville, NC) to open the third.  She fanned six.

Catawba got its lone run in the fourth.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) gave the Lady Indians their first hit with a two-out double and Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) followed with a double down the left field line to plate Gibbs. 

Miranda Paul (Virginia Beach, VA) surrendered just four hits in taking the loss.  She walked one and struck out four.  Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) and Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) had the other two Catawba hits.

 Wingate got out in front in game two with a two-out RBI single from Jordyn Setzer (Talyorsville, NC).  The Lady Indians answered back, scoring as they did all day with two outs.  A single by Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) was followed by a RBI double from Gibbs to knot the game at 1-1.

Both teams stranded runners until Catawba broke the game open in the sixth, again with two outs.  Wingate made an error with one out then with two outs the Lady Indians collected eight straight hits to plate seven runs.  Lauren Lewis (Concord, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) singled home the go-ahead run and Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) singled home another.  Justice added a two-run double and Gibbs a three-run homer for the 8-1 lead.  Catawba added two more hits before Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) ended the frame on a lineout to short.

Murray allowed eight hits in the game two win, but just the single run.  She walked three and fanned one to up her record to 14-9.  Paul took her second loss of the day for Wingate.  She dropped to 21-19, although only one of the eight runs in the nightcap was earned.

Justice had two hits and two RBI for Catawba in game two, while Gibbs had two hits and four RBI.  Brittany Loudermilt (Stony Point, NC) and Joya Wortham (Creedmoor, NC) each had two hits for the Bulldogs.

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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 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

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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