Softball

Softball Splits Third Straight Series to Open Season

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BELMONT, N.C. -- Catawba split a doubleheader with Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field. Catawba lost the opener 4-3 while getting the split with a 3-2 win in game two. Catawba stands at 3-3 on the season, while the Crusaders are 5-5.

Game 1:
Catawba would come out strong at first bat with Carlee Brawley singling to center field. Brawley would steal second and then advance into scoring position on a ground out from Kaylee Cook. Jordan Dean singled to shortstop for the RBI.

Belmont Abbey would retaliate in the bottom of the first with a RBI hit from Melissa Neyhouse scoring Brianna Embler for the tying run. Catawba would gain the lead again in the top of the second with Monica Taylor singling to right field. Taylor would then advance to second on a single to center field hit by Grace Holland. After a walk by Leah Huggins to load the bases, another walk to Brawley forced in the go ahead run.

The Crusaders would once again tie the ball game in the bottom of the third. Brooke Pegram would score an unearned run from a single through the left side hit by Kaitlin Moore. The Lady Indians would pull ahead again in the top of the fourth. With two outs, Kaylee Cook singled up the middle and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ashley Wagoner would double to center field bringing in Cook.

The Crusaders rallied in the bottom of the fourth with two runs. Alexis Pereiro drove in the tying run and Pegram singled home Alexa Panzano to put Belmont Abbey up 4-3. The Lady Indians had just one base runner over the final three innings. Taylor and Grace Holland had two hits for Catawba. Brooke Walser pitched well in taking the loss. She allowed four runs, three earned, off seven hits over her six innings.

Game 2:
The Lady Indians trailed 1-0 entering the fifth, but would rally with two runs. Brawley got the comeback started with a RBI groundout  Allie Baker scored the go ahead run on a RBI fielder's choice by Ashley Wagner to take the lead in the fifth 2-1. 

The Crusaders would tie the ball game in the bottom of the fifth. After Pereiro walked to start the frame, she was sacrificed to second and went to third on a wild pitch. She game home when Pegram grounded out to the pitcher.

Catawba would follow in the sixth with the run to take the lead. Jordan Dean led off with a single and eventually came around to score when Katelyn Jones reached first on a two-out error by the pitcher.

Ivorie Maltby would take the loss for the Crusaders pitching seven innings. She scattered five hits and struck out one batter. Madison Hunter would take the win in relief, pitching two and a third hitless innings. Walser grabbed the save by recording the final two outs.

Catawba will host Shippensburg Saturday for a 10 am doubleheader.

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October 2

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

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