Softball Loses Pair of One-Run Games to Augusta and West Georgia

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Catawba lost a pair of one run games in softball action on Sunday at Augusta University’s Jaguar Field.  The Catawba Indians fell to 0-4 with a 5-4 loss to Augusta and a 6-5 setback in nine innings to West Georgia.  Augusta improved to 2-1 with West Georgia moving to 3-0.

Catawba led West Georgia by a run going to the bottom of the seventh, but Lexie Stohr hit a game-tying homer with one out.  Both teams scored in the eighth.  Catawba got a leadoff double by Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy) to plate Taylor Martin (Salisbury, N.C./W. Rowan), who started the inning at second.  The Lady Indians had a chance to add to the lead after Shumaker went to third on a one-out single by Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest), but Kathryn Woody wiggled out of trouble with a strikeout and a ground out.

West Georgia tied the game in the bottom of the eighth as tiebreaker runner Raven Smith scored on a wild pitch.  In the ninth, a pair of groundouts with a runner at third denied Catawba a chance to take the lead.  The Wolves opened their ninth with a single and won the game on Stohr’s sacrifice fly.

Ashley Wagoner (Roaring River, N.C./E. Wilkes) had a three-hit game for Catawba and gave the Lady Indians a 4-3 lead with her two-run homer in the sixth.  Shumaker, Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) and Lynnsey Taylor (Hope Mills, N.C./Grays Creek) had two hits. 

Wagoner had two hits in the earlier loss to Augusta.  Smith also had two hits and Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) scored two runs.

Down 2-0 after an inning, Catawba tied it up in the second.  Three singles loaded the bases and a walk to Keri Faulkner (Albemarle, N.C./N. Stanly) brought home the first run.  Grace Holland’s (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) grounder to first scored the tying run.

The Jaguars took the lead back in the third with a pair of runs and added another in the fifth to go up 5-2.  Catawba struck for two runs in the sixth.  Smith had sacrifice fly and Stinnard tripled home a run.  The Lady Indians opened the seventh with walks by Shumaker and Turner.  After a sacrifice by Smith moved the runners up, Morgan Hunter got a strikeout and ground out to end the game.

Catawba travels to Clearwater, Fla., this coming weekend to take part in the NFCA Leadoff Classic.  First up for the Lady Indians will be Wayne State, of Michigan, on Friday at noon.  Catawba will also face Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday.

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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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