Walser's Near No-Hitter Highlights Softball's Split With Limestone


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba split a softball doubleheader with visiting Limestone on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians claimed a 5-1 win in the opener, while the Saints prevailed 10-2 in game two.  Catawba now stands at 5-12 on the year.  Limestone is 11-3.

Freshman Brooke Walser (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) threw six no-hit innings before finally surrendering a double to start the seventh.  She would improve to 3-3, allowing a run on three hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

After walking the bases loaded in the first, Walser put together a stretch of 10 straight outs before an error to start the fifth.  Catawba took the lead in the fourth on a two-out single by Lynnsey Taylor (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek).  Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) added a RBI single in the fifth then the Lady Indians added three in the sixth.

Huggins finished with three hits and a pair of RBI in game one.  Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) had two hits and scored twice.  Courtney Smith (5-1) suffered her first loss of the season for Limestone.

Limestone benefitted from a pair of Catawba errors in the second inning of game two to grab a 2-0 lead.  The Saints broke the game open with five runs in the fourth. Catawba committed two more errors in the inning that was capped by a two-run homer by Emma Swearingen.  Catawba avoided the shutout on Caroline Turner’s (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) two-run homer in the fifth.

Josie Weber (4-1) and Bailey Pearson limited Catawba to just two hits in the nightcap.  Weber allowed two runs on two hits over five innings, while Pearson gave up one hit in two frames.  Kaylee Cook (Kannapolis, N.C./Brown) took the loss for Catawba, although none of the seven runs she allowed were earned.

Catawba returns to action on Friday at the Mid-South Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.  The lady Indians open with Limestone at noon and face Flagler at 4 pm.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

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

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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