April 18, 2017
Late Rally Falls Short as Softball Drops Two at Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. -- Wingate took both games of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader with visiting Catawba on Tuesday afternoon at the WU Softball Complex. The Bulldogs won by the scores of 2-0 and 5-4 to improve to 25-21 overall and 10-8 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 11-38 and 2-16.
Catawba nearly rallied to win game two. Down 5-1, the Lady Indians got within a run on a three-run homer by Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy). Following a second out, Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) doubled to put the tying run on second. After a hit batter, Grace Holland (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) lined out to short to end the game.
Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray's Creek) doubled home a run in the first to give Catawba an early lead. Wingate erased the deficit on a two-out grand slam by Mary Claire Coyne in the second.
Rachel Weidner hurled a two-hit shutout for Wingate in the opener and improved to 13-10. She walked none and struck out eight. Brooke Walser (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) allowed two runs on eight hits. She came back to toss two shutout innings of relief in game two on two hits.
Coyne put the Bulldogs on top in the third as she tripled and scored on a fielder's choice. Naomi Sapp added a RBI single in the fourth to double the lead.
Catawba ends its season on Saturday, hosting Tusculum 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 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
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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