March 22, 2017
Softball Drops Pair to Newberry
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba was swept by visiting Newberry in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Wolves won by the scores of 6-0 and 11-4 in improving to 21-8 overall and 4-0 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 9-24 and 2-2.
Newberry took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of the opener as Rachel Marion led off the frame with a home run. A two-out single by Christina Linton in the fourth extended the lead to 2-0. The Wolves added three runs in the fifth, two on a single by Mallory Gerndt.
While Newberry was picking up 14 hits, Wolves hurler Devon Morrison (12-3) kept Catawba bats silent. She took a no-hitter into the sixth before it was finally broken up on a sharp single to left by Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) with two outs. Morrison would allow just the lone hit in posting the shutout, walking three and fanning two.
Haley Simonds doubled home two runs in the first inning of the nightcap and added another RBI double in third as the Wolves jumped to a 5-0 lead. Catawba sliced into the lead in the bottom of third. Stinnard singled home a run and Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest) singled home two more to make it 5-3.
Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) connected on a two-out home run in the fourth to bring Catawba within a run at 5-4. Newberry struck for three in the sixth to take an 8-4 lead then Marion had a two-run homer in the seventh.
Simonds, Linton and Natalie Willis all had three hits for Newberry in game two. Willis and Tori Caldwell had collected three hits in the opener. Catawba got two hits from Smith and Lynnsey Taylor (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) in game two.
Catawba travels to Carson-Newman on Saturday for a 1 pm doubleheader.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 1 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede
Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Coker 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 7 p.m.
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