March 7, 2018
Softball Bounces Back After Rough Loss to Split With King
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba and visiting King split a softball doubleheader at Whitley Field on Wednesday afternoon. King took the opener 17-3, while the Catawba Indians grabbed game two by a 2-0 score. Catawba is now 11-9 on the year, while the Tornados are 7-9.
King took an early lead in the opener. Hannah Riddle doubled to right field advancing Candace Maness to third. Jenna Burnett would single to center field drawing in two runs. King would gain a further lead with eleven runs in the third and an additional four runs in the fourth inning for a score of 17-0.
Catawba would finally add three runs in the fifth and final inning of game one. Carlee Brawley would double to left center scoring two runs. The third run would score after Ashley Wagoner singled to right field. Rachel Farmer would take the win with four strike outs and scattering five hits over her five innings of pitching. Madison Hunter losing pitcher gave up a total of three hits and two runs in the one inning she pitched.
The Lady Indians would score first in game two with Preston Ellenberg hitting her third homerun of the season in the second. The Lady Indians would follow with their second run in the third inning. Ellenberg would single to right field scoring Allie Baker. Ellenberg also got the win in the circle. She struck out five batters and allowed only one hit in the complete game. Raven Allender is the losing pitcher, giving up the two runs on six hits over her six innings of pitching.
Catawba travels to Emmanuel on Friday for a 1 pm doubleheader.
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