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.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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