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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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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