Softball

Softball Swept By Coker In SAC Openers

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Coker swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Catawba on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Cobras claimed wins of 5-3 and 9-1 to improve to 15-12 overall and 3-1 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 10-8 and 0-2.

After three scoreless innings of the opener, Coker went on top in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Megan Strickland.  The Cobras added to the lead in the fifth with the big blow being a three-run homer by Ashlee Ellen as Coker built a 5-0 advantage.

Catawba pushed across single runs over the final three innings, but came on short on rallying back a third straight game from five runs down.  Delane Smith's (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest HS) solo homer to lead off the seventh cut the margin to 5-3 and a two-out walk to Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) got the tying run to the plate.  Brittany Long was able to get Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) to ground out to third to end the game.

The Lady Indians left 13 runners on base in the loss, including the bases loaded in the first.  Catawba had loaded the bases in the sixth with one out, but got only a single run off a sacrifice fly from Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy HS).

Ellen went 3-for-3 and also drew a walk in the win for Coker.  Smith and Chandler both had two hits for Catawba.  Long (5-2) threw a complete game for the Cobras, allowing three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) fell to 6-4, posting two strikeouts in the loss.  She is just four away from becoming the schools career leader in that category.

The Cobras put up four runs in each the of the first two innings of game two to grab an 8-0 lead.  Riley Morris hit a three-run homer in the first and Tayler Barcomb added a solo shot for a 4-0 lead.  Morris added a two-run double in the second as Coker broke the game open.

Tabitha Allen took a no-hitter into the fifth, but Smith broke it up with a sinking liner to center that got under the glove of a diving Katelyn Szupello.  Smith came around to score on a wild pitch to extend the game.  Allen (10-8) went on to allow just the single run on five hits with two strikeouts.  Turner (4-4) fanned four in going the distance for Catawba.

Ellen added three more hits for the Cobras in game two, while Morris drove in five runs. 

Catawba travels to Limestone on Thursday for a 1 pm doubleheader.

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Game 2 Box

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Calendar

«October 2017»
1
October 1

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

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

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

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

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

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

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October 9

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

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

10
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

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

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

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

17
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 (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

20
October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

21
October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

25
October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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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.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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