Softball Splits Doubleheader With Anderson


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba and visiting Anderson split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Catawba Indians picked up a an 8-7 win in nine innings to claim the opener, while Anderson took game two 5-4. The Catawba Indians stand at 17-14 overall and 5-5 in the SAC, while the Trojans are 20-14 and 4-6.

Catawba rallied from behind three times before winning the opener. Sierrah McCarthy’s squeeze bunt plated Leah Huggins for the winning run in game one. Catawba had come back from deficits of 4-0, 6-4 and 7-6.

A pair of Anderson home runs had the visitors up 4-0 after half an inning. Huggins doubled home a run in the Catawba first then had a two-run single with two outs in the fourth to tie the game. The Trojans came right back in the fifth to go up 6-4 on Mattie Hamilton’s second two-run homer of the game.

In the seventh, Huggins led off with a double and went to third on a single by Carlee Brawley. Huggins tagged and scored on a foul out by McCarthy and Gracie Gibson singled home Brawley to tie it. Both teams scored a run in the eight before Catawba won it in the ninth.

Huggins led Catawba at the plate with three hits and three RBI. Kaylee Cook and Sydney Goertzen had two hits with Cook scoring three runs. Madison Hunter (8-4) to the win in relief. She threw the final five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with four strikeouts.

Hamilton had three hits and four RBI for Anderson. Morgan Charter had two hits and two RBI. Kayla Pepper (8-10) took the loss in the circle.

It was Anderson who rallied in game two, scoring twice in the seventh to snag the win. Harlie Duncan (12-4) picked up the win as she allowed just five hits and fanned five. Charter had two more hits in the win and knocked in the winning run with two outs in the seventh.

An error allowed Catawba to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Anderson got off the deck with three in the fifth, but Catawba answered right back with three to regain the lead. The Lady Indians struck with two outs on RBI hits from Taylor Martin, Jordan Dean and Huggins.

Dean had two of Catawba’s five hits. Brooke Walser (4-6) took the loss. She gave up eight hits but fanned nine in the complete game.

Catawba travels to Wingate on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.), 8:30Stats
Volleyball vs. WINGATE, 2:00VideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL, 5:00VideoStats
Football @ UNC Pembroke, 7:00AudioVideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL, 7:30VideoStats


«September 2019»
September 7

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Cross Country in FLEET FEET INVITE (Salisbury Community Park) W-2nd;M-2nd

Football vs. WEST GEORGIA 9-37

Soccer (W) @ Lynn 4-1

Soccer (M) @ Barton 2-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 7 p.m.

September 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 1) - (Cobbs Glen GC)

September 10

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 2) - (Cobbs Glen GC) 2nd of 9

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-3

September 11

Soccer (W) @ Francis Marion 2-1

Soccer (M) @ North Greenville 4-0

September 13

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 0-3

September 14

Football @ Winston-Salem State 21-14

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 3-0

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

September 17

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 18

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-4

September 20

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Tournament 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-1

September 21

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.) 8:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 5 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 7:30 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 23

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Soccer (W) @ Columbus State 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball @ UVA-Wise 7 p.m.

September 28

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Cross Country @ Hagen Stone Invite (Hagen-Stone Park)

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 1 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 3 p.m.

Football vs. WINGATE 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)


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Tennis (W) Team Photo