Softball shutout twice by Mars Hill

SALISBURY, NC -- Mars Hill swept a doubleheader from host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference softball action at Whitley Field on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Lions won by the scores of 4-0 and 1-0 as they improve to 17-25 overall and 4-6 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 19-17 and 4-4. In the opener, Mars Hill pounded out 12 hits and took the 4-0 win. Lady Indian starter Megan Wilson (Stuart, VA) retired the first 10 batters she faced, but Mars Hill was able to string four straight hits together with one out in the fourth to grab the lead. A pop single by Alicia Flynn (Old Town, FL) that fell between the pitchers mound and second base started the streak and Audrey Riffel (Enterprise, KS) drove her home with a single. The Lady Lions would add three insurance runs in the sixth, putting together another streak of four hits in the frame. Riffel tripled home a run with one out, while Carissa Rice (Weaverville, NC) and Deanna Hinson (Montgomery, AL) had RBI singles. Catawba put runners in scoring position in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings, but could not push a run across. Val McDowell (Crofton, MD) had three hits for the Lady Indians, who left 10 runners on base. Lyn Loomis (Ocean Isle, NC) tossed the shutout for Mars Hill. Lindsay Hert (Simpsonville, SC) won a pitchers duel in game two, allowing just four hits with four strikeouts. The lone run of the game came in the fifth inning. Brandi Brunson (Americus, GA) doubled with one out, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Hinson. Catawba tried to answer in its half of the fifth as Amanda Myers (Lynchburg, VA) led off with a double, but she was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a one-out single by Janie Motsinger (Kernersville, NC). Catawba would leave four runners on base in the nightcap, all in scoring position. Hinson collected three hits for Mars Hill in the second game, while Riffel added two. Shannon Handy (Advance, NC) took the loss for Catawba, scattering seven hits with nine strikeouts. #####

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Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1), VideoStats


«April 2018»
April 3

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

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

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 (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

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

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

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

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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)

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

Lacrosse (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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