skip to Main Content
CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Wake Tech
Jessica Cannon had a combined six RBI in the two games for the Red Hawks.
photo courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College Athletics

CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Wake Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team combined for 28 runs on 31 hits during a conference doubleheader sweep against Wake Tech on Wednesday afternoon at Highland Recreation Center Field 1.

The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 33-7 overall and 16-6 in Region 10 games.

Catawba Valley 8, Wake Tech 0

Behind 14 hits at the plate and a two-hit performance on the mound from Cali Hinnant, the Red Hawks took game one of the set against the Eagles in five innings.

Hinnant gave up just one walk while striking out eight Wake Tech batters. Both of the hits she gave up were ground rule doubles. Hinnant, who also hit a home run in the contest, improves to 16-4 on the spring.

At the plate, Jessica Cannon, Emma Kuproski and Laynie Hudgins each drove in a team-high two runs for the Red Hawks. Kuproski and Grace Andrews recorded a team-high three hits each.

Catawba Valley 18, Wake Tech 2

Exploding for 11 runs in the first inning, the Red Hawks seized the lead early against the Eagles and never looked back. The 18-run performance by the Red Hawks is tied for their second-most runs in a game in program history.

Emma Kuproski led Catawba Valley offensively, going 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run and three RBI. Jessica Cannon added three hits, four RBI and a home run.

Of the 17 hits by the Red Hawks, eight of them were for extra bases, including a pair of doubles from Kaylee Yoder and Kuproski and a double each off the bats of Cora Olivares and Layne Hudgins.

On the mound, Red Hawk starting pitcher Payton Thomas improved to 3-1 on the season. She allowed three hits, two runs, two walks and struck out five batters.

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team returns to action on Thursday for its second doubleheader in the next five days. The Red Hawks host Surry for a Region 10 twin bill set for 3 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Center Field 1.