Softball Title Hopes End After Doubleheader Loss at Wingate


WINGATE, NC -- Wingate swept visiting Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Wingate Softball Complex.  The Bulldogs claimed wins by the scores of 2-0 and 3-1 to improve to 25-18-1 overall and 7-9 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 28-16 and 9-7.

Wingate won the opener on a walk off two-run home run from Kayla Saliga in the bottom of the seventh.  It came with one out, following a walk to Emily Usiak.  That made a winner of Stacey Houser, who limited Catawba to just one hit with a pair of walks and four strikeouts.

The Lady Indians never mounted much of threat offensively in the opener.  Twice Catawba got a runner to second, but both times it came with two outs.  Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) had the lone hit for Catawba with a leadoff single in the second.

Wingate tallied a run in the opening frame in game two.  Kelsey Maffucci, who had two hits in each game, doubled to lead off and scored on a two-out single by Hayley Whitley.  A pair of Catawba errors to start the second inning led to a pair of unearned runs on a two-out single by Maffucci.

Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) scored Catawba's lone run which came in the third.  She reached on an error and came around to score on a single by Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS). 

Houser tossed her second complete game for Wingate to improve to 18-10.  She allowed the unearned run off four hits with a strikeout.  Brittany Loudermilt also had two hits for Wingate in the second game.

Catawba will close out the regular season as it hosts a doubleheader against Newberry on Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Lady Indians will host the SAC Tournament beginning next week.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 86-173 L
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 151-107 W
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 65-47 WAudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 61-90 LAudioVideoStats


«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo