Bobcats earn a split Saturday at Catawba

Bobcats earn a split Saturday at Catawba

Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft

SALISBURY, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team picked up a split on the road at Catawba Saturday afternoon in Salisbury, N.C. LMC won the first game by a score of 4-1 before dropping game two by the identical 4-1 final tally. The results Saturday move Lees-McRae's record to 5-13 on the season.

Game One Recap – Much like it has been most of the 2018 season, the Bobcats' big innings came in the second and seventh in game one. Lees-McRae scored twice in the second and two more in the seventh. A major part of LMC's run scoring output in the opening contest was the performances by Sarah Tucker and Katie Robinson as both players notched three hits on the day.

Junior Kara Cunningham kept Catawba's bats in check for the most part in contest allowing six hits one run, which wasn't earned to go along with seven strikeouts. The victory pushes Cunningham's record to 5-6 on the campaign.

Game Two Recap – After totaling 10 hits in the opening game, the Bobcats' bats went quiet in the second game of the day. Catawba starting pitcher Madison Hunter held LMC's offense to two hits and one run in game two allowing her team to come out on top, 4-1, to pick up a split on the day.

Caitlyn Ray and Sarah Beth Thomas accounted for the hits for LMC. Cassidy Largen took the loss in the circle for Lees-McRae moving her record to 0-7 on the season. Largen allowed four runs on four hits in three innings of work in her outing.

Next Up – The Bobcats will return to action next Saturday when North Greenville comes to Banner Elk for a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. First pitch for the twin bill is set for 1 p.m.

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