Softball increases win streak to six in a row with sweep of Belmont Abbey

BELMONT, NC -- Catawba College swept a doubleheader from host Belmont Abbey in softball action on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 4-3 and 13-10. Catawba increased its win streak to six games and improved to 19-13. The Crusaders fell to 11-15-1. Catawba fell behind 1-0 after an inning in the opener, but tied the game in the second, scoring off an error, then took the lead on a home run by Katie Phelps (Prince Frederick, MD) in the fourth. It marked the first dinger of the season for Catawba. Val McDowell (Crofton, MD) singled home a run in the fifth as Catawba built its lead to 4-1. The Crusaders rallied in the seventh, scoring twice. One run came on an error, while Haylie Claussen tripled home a run with two-outs. After a walk, Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) struck out Cameron Greene to end the game. Handy scattered six hits in the complete game win. She allowed three runs, one earned with two walks and three strikeouts. Phelps and McDowell each had two hits. Game two was a wild affair as Catawba built an early 5-1 lead, but rallied back from an 8-7 deficit with a six-run fifth to regain control. Phelps had a two-run single and Megan Rosser (Glen Birnie, MD) a two-run double to spark Catawba to a 4-0 lead after a half inning. Belmont Abbey struck back in the third, scoring five times to take a 6-5 lead. Stefanie Spinks had a two-run triple in the frame. Catawba scored twice in the fourth to grab a 7-6 edge, but the Crusaders answered with a pair of runs in their fourth for the 8-7 advantage. In the fifth, Catawba used four hits and three errors in scoring its six runs to take a 13-8 lead. Belmont Abbey would get within 13-10, but Handy would record five strikeouts in three and a third innings of relief to earn her second win of the day and improve to 9-2. Amanda Myers (Lynchburg, VA) and Stacey Handy (Advance, NC) each had three hits for Catawba in the game two win. #####

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«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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ 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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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

October 9

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

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

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

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

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

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

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.

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