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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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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

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 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

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