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Win: Devon Morrison (12-3) 7.010032
Loss: B.Walser (6-9) 4.195432
Natalie Willis (NBY) 513000
Tori Caldwell (NBY) 413000
K.Stinnard (CATSB) 301000
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Win: Emily Marchbanks (8-5) 6.084334
Loss: K.Cook (2-10) 2.154410
Christina Linton (NBY) 513200
Natalie Willis (NBY) 523100
Haley Simonds (NBY) 313310
D.Smith (CATSB) 402200
L.Taylor (CATSB) 212000
Newberry sweeps Catawba for sixth straight win

Newberry sweeps Catawba for sixth straight win
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

SALISBURY, N.C. – The Newberry softball team won its sixth consecutive game as the Wolves swept Catawba by final scores of 6-0 and 11-4 Wednesday at Whitley Field. Newberry collected 28 hits as a team in the doubleheader. 

Rachel Marion started off the scoring for Newberry (21-8, 4-0 SAC) with her fifth home run of the season in second inning. The Wolves jumped on Catawba (9-24, 2-2 SAC) in the fifth, scoring three runs on three hits to lead 5-0.

Chelsey Cunningham
gave the Wolves an insurance run in the top of the seventh on an RBI-single. Devon Morrison shut the door in the seventh to seal the game one victory for Newberry.

Natalie Willis and Tori Caldwell led Newberry at the plate with three hits apiece. Mallory Gerndt collected two RBIs. Christina Linton, Cunningham and Marion also notched an RBI for the Wolves in the opener.

Morrison earned the win in the circle with a complete game shutout. She allowed only one hit to earn her 12th victory of the season.

Haley Simonds got Newberry off to a quick start in the nightcap, collecting an RBI-double to left field, scoring two runs. Simonds notched another RBI-double in the third, giving Newberry a 5-0 lead. Catawba cut into the lead in the bottom of the frame, scoring three runs on three hits.

Catawba pulled closer on a solo home run, slicing Newberry’s lead to 5-4. The Wolves broke the game open in the sixth, plating three runs highlighted by Willis’ RBI-triple to lead 8-4.

Marion added another home run in the seventh, allowing Newberry to cruise to an 11-4 win in game two.

Linton, Willis and Simonds all recorded three hits in game two for Newberry. Simonds collected three RBIs and a run scored. Linton also added two run scoring knocks.

Emily Marchbanks notched her eighth victory of the season, allowing three earned runs and notching four strikeouts. Morrison pitched a scoreless seventh inning out of the bullpen.

Newberry will host Anderson (23-7, 3-1 SAC) in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch at the Smith Road Complex is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.