Softball Splits Third Straight Series to Open Season


BELMONT, N.C. -- Catawba split a doubleheader with Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field. Catawba lost the opener 4-3 while getting the split with a 3-2 win in game two. Catawba stands at 3-3 on the season, while the Crusaders are 5-5.

Game 1:
Catawba would come out strong at first bat with Carlee Brawley singling to center field. Brawley would steal second and then advance into scoring position on a ground out from Kaylee Cook. Jordan Dean singled to shortstop for the RBI.

Belmont Abbey would retaliate in the bottom of the first with a RBI hit from Melissa Neyhouse scoring Brianna Embler for the tying run. Catawba would gain the lead again in the top of the second with Monica Taylor singling to right field. Taylor would then advance to second on a single to center field hit by Grace Holland. After a walk by Leah Huggins to load the bases, another walk to Brawley forced in the go ahead run.

The Crusaders would once again tie the ball game in the bottom of the third. Brooke Pegram would score an unearned run from a single through the left side hit by Kaitlin Moore. The Lady Indians would pull ahead again in the top of the fourth. With two outs, Kaylee Cook singled up the middle and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ashley Wagoner would double to center field bringing in Cook.

The Crusaders rallied in the bottom of the fourth with two runs. Alexis Pereiro drove in the tying run and Pegram singled home Alexa Panzano to put Belmont Abbey up 4-3. The Lady Indians had just one base runner over the final three innings. Taylor and Grace Holland had two hits for Catawba. Brooke Walser pitched well in taking the loss. She allowed four runs, three earned, off seven hits over her six innings.

Game 2:
The Lady Indians trailed 1-0 entering the fifth, but would rally with two runs. Brawley got the comeback started with a RBI groundout  Allie Baker scored the go ahead run on a RBI fielder's choice by Ashley Wagner to take the lead in the fifth 2-1. 

The Crusaders would tie the ball game in the bottom of the fifth. After Pereiro walked to start the frame, she was sacrificed to second and went to third on a wild pitch. She game home when Pegram grounded out to the pitcher.

Catawba would follow in the sixth with the run to take the lead. Jordan Dean led off with a single and eventually came around to score when Katelyn Jones reached first on a two-out error by the pitcher.

Ivorie Maltby would take the loss for the Crusaders pitching seven innings. She scattered five hits and struck out one batter. Madison Hunter would take the win in relief, pitching two and a third hitless innings. Walser grabbed the save by recording the final two outs.

Catawba will host Shippensburg Saturday for a 10 am doubleheader.

Game Box 1

Game Box 2

Today's Events

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum, 1:00
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum, 1:00
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 1:00
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 3:00


«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo