Kovalcin's Grand Slam Keys Softball's Split With USC Aiken


AIKEN, SC -- Catawba played to a doubleheader split with host USC Aiken in softball action on Saturday afternoon at Satcher Field.  Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) hit a pair of homer to lift the Catawba Indians to a 5-1 win in the opener.  The Pacers took game two 3-2.  The Lady Indians stand at 2-1, while USCA is 1-1.

Kovalcin snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out grand slam in the top of the seventh to give Catawba the win in game one.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) singled to start the inning and Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt.  After a pair of strikeouts, Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) walked to set up Kovalcin's heroics.

Kovalcin put the Lady Indians on top in the fourth with a solo home run.  USCA tied the game in the fifth on a home run by Lindsey Jones.  Freshman  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) got the win.  She allowed one run off two hits and fanned 10. 

Catawba scored twice in the first inning of game two to take an early lead.  Gerone singled home a run and Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian/N. Greenville) drew a bases-loaded walk.  USCA chipped away at the lead as Jones doubled home a run in the third and Brittney Williams tied it in the fourth with a home run.

The Pacers took the lead in the fifth on a RBI single by Sara Montei.  Catawba put a runner on in each of the last two innings, but failed to get them into scoring position.  Taylor Morgan picked up the win of USCA.  She allowed the two runs off five hits and struck out three.

Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) took the loss for Catawba as she allowed three runs on six hits over four innings.  Selena Ashley (Walkertown, NC/E. Forsyth HS) surrendered a hit, Montei's single, in two scoreless innings of work.  She walked two and fanned two.

Softball plays its first home doubleheader on Sunday as the Lady Indians host Mount Olive on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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