Softball Splits With Eagles To Earn SAC Tournament Berth


Salisbury, N.C -- Catawba spilt at home against Carson-Newman in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader at Whitley Field on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles took game one 5-0 and the Lady Indians would take game two 3-2. The Eagles are now 29-19 on the year and 8-12 in conference, while the Lady Indians are 20-25 overall and 8-12 in conference.

The Eagles would be the first to break the silence in the third inning with Lacie Rinus double through the left side scoring Leah Sohm. Haley Caldwell would follow with a single through the left side scoring both Rinus and Abby Fiessinger.

Carson-Newman would pick up their last two runs of the game in the fifth inning. Caldwell hit her eighth homerun over the center field fence on a 2-0 count; also scoring Fiessinger.

Lacie Rinus would take the win for the Eagles improving to 19-11 overall and allowing only one hit and one walk over her seven innings on the mound. Preston Ellenberg took the loss for the Lady Indians pitching two and a partial innings giving up four hits and walking two batters. Ellenberg will fall to 5-12 overall.

The Lady Indians would come out in game two with revenge. Scoring their first run in the first inning from Delane Smith hitting a single to centerfield scoring Leah Huggins.

Carson-Newman would take the lead in the fifth scoring two runs. Rinus would single to right field and Kristen Toppel would score. KaraLynne Levi would score off a field choice to the short stop hit by Katie Pritchett to take the lead.

Catawba would come out in the sixth and score the last two runs of the game to take the win. Katelyn Jones would bunt to the pitcher and Sydney Goertzen would advance to third. Jones would take off stealing second before the play stopped the pitcher would throw it to second and Goertzen would score on the throw. Sierra McCarthy would bunt to the pitcher and reach first on a throwing error which would also score Jones.  

Madison Hunter would take the win for Catawba pitching four and a partial innings giving up only two walks and having six strikeouts. Hunter will improve to 9-6. Rinus would all pitch seven inning in game two giving up five hits and two walks to fall to 18-12 overall.

Catawba’s win would take the tie over Carson-Newman for Playoffs. The next game will be at the SAC Tournament in Anderson, SC on Friday, April 27th.

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«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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October 16

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Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

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Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

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Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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