Dean Connects on Grand Slam, But Softball Drops Two to Limestone


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell twice to visiting Limestone in a softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field. Limestone rallied to win the opener 6-5 in eight innings then posted a 2-0 win in game two. The Saints improve to 4-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-2.

Catawba jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opener after Jordan Dean’s grand slam in the bottom of the first. The Saints took advantage of a Lady Indian error to score three times in the third and tied the game 5-5 with two runs in the fifth. In the extra frame, the Saints pushed across their placement runner, while Catawba failed to get a run in.

Dean had two of Catawba’s six hits in the game. Preston Ellenberg and Madison Hunter (0-1) each tossed four innings and allowed three runs. Only one against Ellenberg was earned and two off Hunter. Hunter fanned five and Ellenberg four.

Audra Butler had two hits and drove in the tying run on a two-out hit in the fifth. Madison Chappell and Lindsey Mason also had two hits with Mason scoring twice. Ruthie Jackson plated the run in extra innings on a sacrifice fly. Chloe Thomas (1-0) tossed three scoreless innings of relief and allowed one hit to earn the win. Caroline Ruth struck out two in a perfect eighth to notch the save.

Ruth (2-0) allowed just one hit over five and two-thirds innings as the Jaguars posted the shutout in game two. Sydney Sullivan allowed a hit over her inning and a third for the save.

The Saints had just five hits, but started the game with two singles and went on top on a fielder’s choice by Ruth. The other run came in the sixth on a home run by Chappell.

Sydney Goertzen beat out an infield grounder in the sixth to break up a no-hit bit. Kayla Pedersen had a hit in the seventh. Brooke Walser (1-1) took the loss, allowing just two runs off five hits. She walked none and struck out three.

Catawba returns to action at home this weekend. The Lady Indians host UNC Pembroke on Saturday and Virginia State on Sunday. Both doubleheaders start at 1 pm.

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«April 2019»
April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational


Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Baseball @ USC Aiken 6 p.m.

April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

April 27

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament


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