March 29, 2017
Softball Drops Two to Coker
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Coker swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Catawba on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Cobras won by the scores of 3-0 and 6-4 to improve to 28-10 overall and 6-2 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians drop to 9-28 and 2-6.
Riley Morris drove in all three runs for Coker in the opener. She put the Cobras on top with a two-run home run in the second. She brought home the final run when Tayler Barcomb beat a throw home on a fielder’s choice.
Christina Carver held Catawba to three hits over her six innings to improve to 6-3. She walked three and struck out three. Nikki Linthicum threw the seventh to pick up her second save as she walked one. Brooke Walser (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) fell to 6-11. She gave up three runs (two earned) off six hits with four strikeouts.
Catawba benefitted from five Coker errors to build a 4-2 lead after three innings of game two. Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) singled home a run to tie the game at 1-1 in the first then Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C/Cox Mill) and Grace Holland (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) singled home runs in the second for a 3-1 edge.
Coker rallied to tie the game on RBI singles by Lilli Otten in the fourth and Morris in the fifth. Kelsi Bachmann provided the winning runs with her two-run double in the sixth. Morris finished with three hits
Augusta Jackson moved into the circle for Coker in the fourth and allowed just one Catawba baserunner, a two-out single by Turner in the seventh. She fanned three in improving to 5-1.
Stinnard, Holland and Turner all had two hits for Catawba in game two.
Catawba will host Lincoln Memorial on Saturday for a 1 pm doubleheader.
Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)
Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.
Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.
Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)
Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.
Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)
Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.
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