Softball Rolls to Sweep of Belmont Abbey in Home Openers


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba rolled to a sweep of Belmont Abbey in softball action on Tuesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Lady Indians won by the scores of 9-1 and 17-3 and improve to 2-9 in their home opener.  The Crusaders fall to 1-7.

Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest) tied a school record with seven RBI in game two that went just five innings.  The junior connected on a grand slam during an 11-run fourth.  The round tripper capped a 4-for-4 night cap.

In addition to Smith’s big outing, Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy) and Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) each had three hits.  Shumaker drove in five runs and hit a three-run homer in the first to put Catawba up 4-1.  Stinnard was one of four Lady Indians, which included Smith, Shumaker and Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston), to score three runs.

Shumaker snapped a 1-1 tie with a RBI double in the third inning of the opener.  Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) ended the frame with a two-run double.  Catawba benefitted from an error in the fourth and scored four times.

Brooke Walser (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) picked up the win as she pitched the complete six innings.  The freshman allowed a single run off four hits.  She walked three and struck out five.  Huggins finished with three RBI.

Catawba will be at home this weekend as it hosts games in the Catawba/LR Invitational.  Play begins on Saturday at 10 am when the Lady Indians face Augusta.  Catawba is scheduled to play Pfeiffer at 2 pm.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne,
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats


«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne 

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo