Softball Eliminated From SAC Tournament With Two Friday Loses

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba had its stay at the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament end with a pair of loses on Friday at Edmonds Field.  After falling to Anderson 7-4 in the morning, the second-seeded Catawba Indians were eliminated by Carson-Newman 3-2 Friday night.  The Lady Indians fall to 33-17 and now must wait and see if they will earn an at-large berth in the NCAA II Regional Tournament.

In the morning game, third-seeded Anderson struck for four runs in the top of the second and never trailed.  After an out, five straight Trojans reached base with Bri Cason and Charlotte Sieber collecting back-to-back two-run doubles. 

Catawba got a run back in the fourth on a pop up sacrifice fly by Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) and scored two more in the fifth on a RBI double by Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) and a wild pitch to close within 5-3.  Anderson answered in the sixth with a pair of unearned runs to go on top 7-3.

The Lady Indians were able to push across a run in the sixth.  After a double play, Catawba strung together three consecutive hits to score on a single by Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS).  That was as close as the Lady Indians would get as they stranded two runners in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Terry had three hits for Catawba, while Justice and Hyder each had two.  Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) allowed one earned run off four hits in five and two-thirds innings of relief.  She fanned three.

Amber Duncan went the distance for Anderson, surrendering four runs off nine hits.  She walked five and struck out six while improving to 22-8.  Laura Jansky had two of the Trojans eight hits.

The Lady Indians suffered a heartbreaking loss in the night contest to the fourth-seeded Lady Eagles.  Down 3-2 in the seventh, Catawba got hits from Justice and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) to start the frame to put the winning run at second base with no out.  Pinch-runner Kim Fesperman (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS) was called out at third for leaving early for the first out before a single by Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) put runners on the corners.  Mary Shealy was able to get two ground outs from there to thwart the Catawba rally.

Carson-Newman had taken the lead in the sixth on a two-run home run by Caitlyn Lance.  Lauren Lewis (Concord, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) had twice given Catawba leads with RBI singles in the second and fourth innings.  Terry, Justice, Gibbs and Lewis all had two hits for the Lady Indians.  Bri Shoemate had two hits and scored twice for Carson-Newman.

Murray allowed just six hits in taking the loss.  She walked one and struck out three as the senior fell to 16-10.  Shealy scattered 10 hits and walked four, but stranded 11 Catawba runners as she upped her record to 33-21.

Anderson Box

Carson-Newman Box

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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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming @ Wingate 2 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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Soccer (M) Team Photo