March 30, 2018
Softball Falls on the Road at Tusculum
Greeneville, TN. -- Catawba fell on the road to Tusculum in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader at Red Edmonds Field on Friday afternoon. The Pioneers took game one 6-5 and shutout the Lady Indians 4-0 in game two. The Pioneers are now 19-26 on the year and 4-6 in conference, while the Lady Indians are 18-17 overall and 6-4 in conference.
Both teams would scatter their runs in game 1. The Pioneers were the first to score in the first inning. Emily Hester would single up the middle on a 2-2 count scoring unearned run Taylor Battle. Catawba would come back to match runs in the second inning. Carlee Brawley would double to center field scoring in Monica Taylor.
Tusculum would score again in the second with Battle hitting a single to right center scoring Brittney Franse on the RBI. Catawba would pick up two more runs in the fifth. The first run would come from third base runner Leah Huggins reaching home as a result from a pickoff attempt at second base. Kaylee Cook singled up the middle on a 1-2 count scoring unearned run Allie Baker. Catawba picked up another run in the sixth inning from Huggins singling to the pitcher and Taylor Martin would score on the throw.
The Pioneers would pick up another two runs in the sixth. Franse would hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Anna Alloway. Courtney Gibson would score on a fielding error made by the short stop. Catawba score one last run in the seventh with Taylor doubling to right center scoring Beth Ann Martin. The Pioneers would score another two runs in the seventh. Delaney Gerrero scored on a throwing error made by the second basemen. Alloway would score the second run off a walk.
Tusculum would take a shut out win 4-0 in game two. They would break the silence in the fourth inning with the first run. Emma Casey singled up the middle on a 1-2 count scoring Gibson. Their next three runs would come in the fifth. Guerrero would homer to left center on a 1-0 count scoring S West. Hester would immediately follow with a homerun to left field off a 3-1 count.
Lizzy Galloway would take the shut out win giving up only three runs and one walk in her seven innings on the mound. She would improve to 2-2 overall. Madison Hunter would take the loss falling to 8-4 overall and giving up a total of six hits and three walks in the four and a partial inning she pitched.
Catawba travel to Newberry on Tuesday for a 1 pm doubleheader.
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Baseball @ North Greenville (NCAA II Southeast Super Regional) 4-3
Baseball @ North Greenville (NCAA II Southeast Super Regional) 4 p.m.
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