Ellenberg and Walser Dominate in Softball's Sweep of Coker


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Preston Ellenberg and Brooke Walser hurled complete games and Catawba’s offense did just enough to sweep visiting Coker in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 2-1 and 1-0 to improve to 21-16 overall and 8-6 in the SAC. The Cobras fall to 27-13 and 6-7.

The only runs scored in either game came in the fourth inning. Ellenberg allowed a one-out home run to Maria Williams as Coker took a 1-0 lead in the opener. The Lady Indians came right back in the bottom half.

Jordan Dean tied the game with her one-out home run. The jump-started the Catawba offense as Taylor Martin, Gracie Gibson and Carlee Brawley followed with singles to load the bases. Sierrah McCarthy got another run home and a grounder to third that forced pinch runner Beth Ann Martin at third, but allowed Taylor Martin to score.

That was all the runs Ellenberg needed as she improved to 6-3. She allowed just two hits with one walk. Brawley had two of Catawba’s five hits. Christine Carver (8-7) took the loss, tossing four innings for Coker.

Walser and Taylor Forehand locked in the duel in the nightcap. Catawba left the bases loaded in the second, but cashed in on a second attempt in the fourth. With two out, Gibson walked. McCarthy and Sydney Goertzen singled to set the stage for Kaylee Cook. Cook lined a single to left to plate the game’s lone run.

Walser scattered six hits in improving to 5-6. She got Williamson out on a come-backer with two on in the sixth then started a 1-6-3 double play in the seventh. Walser walked three and struck out one. Forehand (6-2) went four innings and gave up four hits with four walks and one punch out. Madison King had three hits and Alex Alverson two for Coker in game two.

Catawba travels to Mars Hill for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

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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