Softball opens season with doubleheader sweep of Belmont Abbey

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College opened its 2003 softball season with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Belmont Abbey at Whitley Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 4-1 and 9-1. Belmont Abbey falls to 0-3. In the opener, Val McDowell (Crofton, MD) led off the first with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Rachel McCollum (Yadkinville, NC) to give Catawba a 1-0 lead. The Crusaders tied the game in the second on a two-out double by Stefanie Spink (Delray Beach, FL). Catawba took the lead for good in its half of the third as McCollum doubled with two outs, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a single by Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD). The Lady Indians added some insurance runs in the fifth as Jenn Ropp (Broadway, VA) tripled home Ashlee Rhoades (China Grove, NC) and later scored on an error. McDowell and Ropp each had two hits to pace the Catawba offense, while Megan Wilson (Stuart, VA) earned the win on the mound. The sophomore scattered seven hits over the seven innings, while walking none and recording seven strikeouts. Leigh Carter (Gastonia, NC) collected three hits for Belmont Abbey in the opener. In the second game, both teams scored a run with two outs in the opening frame. The Crusaders got a two-out RBI single from Jennifer Van Gundy (Golden, CO), while Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) scored on a wild pitch for Catawba. Neither team would tally again until Catawba erupted for eight runs in the fifth to end the game. Nine straight Lady Indians would reach base with one out, while McDowell singled home the winning run with a two-out bunt. Handy had singled home the go-ahead run earlier in the frame, while Phelps and Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) had a two-run singles. Handy earned the win on the mound, allowing six hits over five innings. She had five strikeouts. McDowell, Handy and McCollum each had two hits in the win. Van Gundy had two hits for Belmont Abbey. #####

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«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 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

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