Softball Drops Pair to Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. -- Mars Hill swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Catawba on Saturday night at Ponder Field.  The Lions improve to 11-23 overall and 4-8 in the SAC, winning 8-0 and 8-2.  The Catawba Indians fall to 10-33 and 3-11.

Sydney Elkin held Catawba to just three hits in hurling the five-inning shutout in the opener.  She improved to 6-7, walking none and striking none. 

Mars Hill went on top in the second on a two-run homer Krista Romine.  Cassie Dahle added a RBI double to make it 3-0 after two.  The Lions put the game away in the fourth as they pushed across five runs.  Hannah Smith capped a stretch of four straight two-out RBI hits with a two-run double.

Nicole Hunter (Thomasville, N.C./Wheatmore), Keri Faulkner (Albemarle, N.C./N. Stanly) and Beth Ann Martin (Salisbury, N.C./S. Rowan) had the hits for the Lady Indians.

Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancey) got Catawba off to a lead in game two as she connected on a two-run homer in the first.  The lead was short lived as Mars Hill answered in the bottom half, taking a 3-2 lead on a home run by Casey Stanek. 

Taylor Lail capped a three-run second for Mars Hill with a two-run homer and Ragan Broome ended the scoring with a two-run homer in the fourth.  Shelby Culler (3-6) picked up the win, allowing two runs off seven hits over seven innings.  She walked two and fanned five.

Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) and Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) each had two hits for Catawba.

Catawba travels to Queens on Wednesday for a 2 pm doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede,
Soccer (W) @ Coker, 4:30VideoStats
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman, 5:00VideoStats
Football vs. MARS HILL, 6:00AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) @ Coker, 7:00VideoStats


«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek) 

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

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

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede 

Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Coker 7 p.m.

September 24

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

September 25

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

September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.

September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge

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

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

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 7 p.m.

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Soccer (M) Team Photo