Softball

Softball Ends Season With Losses to Tusculum

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba wrapped up its 2017 softball season with a pair of losses to visiting Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Pioneers won by the scores of 16-3 and 9-8 to improve to 26-22 overall and 10-10 in the South Atlantic Conference.  The Catawba Indians end the season at 11-40 and 2-18.

Tusculum rolled to a five-inning win in the opener.  The Pioneers scored six runs in the first inning and led 14-1 after three and half frames.  Rachel Wisner had a two-run homer in the first and Taylor Battle a three-run homer in the fourth.

Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) doubled home a run for Catawba in the second, while she doubled and scored in the fourth.  Sierrah McCarthy (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Socastee) singled home both runs in the fourth.  Turner and Beth Ann Martin (Salisbury, N.C./S. Rowan) had two hits for the Lady Indians.

Catawba went down fighting in the season-finale, nearly pulling out the win.  The Lady Indians erased an early deficit with a five-run first.  Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy) and Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) drove in the tying runs, while Grace Holland (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) cleared the bases with a three-run double to make it 5-2.

Tusculum pushed across five runs in the top of the fifth to regain the lead before Catawba answered with three in its fifth to lead 8-7.  Singles by Taylor Martin (Salisbury, N.C./W. Rowan) and Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) drove in the last two runs.

The Pioneers had one last answer.  Emily Hester and Taylor Johnson connected on back-to-back homers to start the TC sixth, which proved to be just enough to take the one-run win.  Beth Ann Martin singled with two outs in the seventh, but a groundout ended the game.

Stinnard and Shumaker both had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run in their final game.  Turner picked up a hit and scored twice in her final collegiate contest.

Hester and Johnson each had three hits for Tusculum in game two.  They both had two hits in the opener.

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November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

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November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

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November 11

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.

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November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.

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November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

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November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

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November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

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November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

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November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

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November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

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