College Softball: Indians qualify for SAC tournament
Published 12:43 am Sunday, April 22, 2018
From staff reports
SALISBURY — Catawba split a Senior Day doubleheader with Carson-Newman on Saturday and qualified to play in the single-elimination South Atlantic Conference Tournament.
Catawba (20-25, 8-12) and Carson-Newman (29-19, 8-12) tied for seventh place.
Seventh-seeded Catawba will play second-seeded Coker on Friday, April 27, at Anderson at 3 p.m.
Catawba lost Saturday’s first game, 5-0, managing only one hit. Delane Smith had the Catawba hit. Lacie Rinus tossed the shutout for the Eagles.
Catawba rallied to win the nightcap, 3-2.
Catawba got a run in the first inning on hits by Leah Huggins and Smith.
Catawba was down 2-1 going to the bottom of the sixth, but scored the tying and go-ahead runs with a bunt single and the aid of several errors.
Madison Hunter pitched into the fifth inning for the Indians.
Brooke Walser was the winner in relief.