Softball Falls Twice on Opening Day


AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Catawba opened its season with a pair of losses on Saturday at Jaguar Field on the campus of Augusta University.  The Catawba Indians lost the opener 5-3 to the host Jaguars then fell 4-1 to West Georgia.  It was the opening day for all teams. 

An infield single and three walks led to the opening run for Augusta in game one.  Kelsea Hunter drew the walk to force in the initial run and Lydia Hausman’s ground out made it 2-0 after an inning. 

It would be more walks the helped double Augusta’s lead in the fourth.  Following a leadoff single and a sacrifice, two walks loaded the bases.  Carolyn Edwards singled home a run to end the day of freshman starter Brooke Walser (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson).  Marni Greenstein then drew a walk to force home another run.

Catawba sliced the deficit in half in the fifth.  Taylor Martin (Salisbury, N.C./W. Rowan), who had led off with a single, came around to score on a throwing error.  Later, a fielder’s choice grounder by Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Grays Creek) brought home Keri Faulkner (Albemarle, N.C./N. Stanly).

Augusta tacked on a run in its fifth, while Catawba added a run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Monica Taylor (Weaverville, N.C./N.Buncombe/UNCW).  The fly ball with the bases loaded brought in Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill), who had doubled with one out.

Stinnard had two of Catawba’s five hits, both doubles.  Walser took the loss, allowing four runs over three and a third innings.  She allowed five hits, but walked six.  Alex Head led Augusta with two hits.  Kristin Mills picked up the win for the Jaguars with a complete game.

Marley Stowers hit two home runs to power West Georgia in game two.  Her solo home run in the first was followed by a two-run shot in the third.  Catawba scored its lone run in the fifth.  Huggins led off with a double and scored on a single by Stinnard.

Stinnard and Huggins had two hits each for Catawba, who had 10 hits, but stranded 10.  Kaylee Cook (Kannapolis, N.C./Brown) took the loss.  She surrendered just four hits and three earned runs.  Adriana Durden grabbed the win, allowing just one run off seven hits in four and third innings.

Catawba will face the same two opponents again on Sunday.

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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 (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 (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ 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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