Softball Drops Pair of One-Run Game at Tusculum


GREENEVILLE, TN -- Tusculum used late-inning heroics to sweep a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Catawba on Saturday afternoon at Ingram Field.  The Pioneers won by the scores of 10-9 in nine innings and 4-3 to improve to 14-16 overall and 5-7 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 28-17 and 5-7.

Catawba appeared to have a hold on the opener after Tara Gibbs’ (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) three-run homer in the top of the ninth, but the Pioneers answered back to take the win on a grand slam by Shandra Kimbrough off the left field foul pole.

Tusculum opened an early 3-0 lead in game one, pushing across three runs in the first without the benefit of a hit, including two bases-loaded walks.  Catawba answered with three runs in the third to knot the score at 3-3, tying the game on an RBI single by Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS and a two-run double by Brittany Thornburg (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS).

The Pioneers reclaimed the lead with a run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Tasha Morrell. Catawba took the lead in the fourth, scoring on a TC error and an RBI single by Gibbs for a 5-4 edge.  Tusculum would counter with a run in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 5-5, sending the game into extra innings.

Tusculum would again take an early lead in the second game, pushing across a pair of runs in the first on a groundout by Powell and a run-scoring single by Kimbrough.  The Pioneers would stretch the lead to 3-0 when Savannah Ewing and Brittany Hunley stroked back-to-back doubles.

Catawba got off the deck in the seventh to tie the game, scoring three times after a two-out error.  Pinch-runner Casey Baucom (Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS) scored on the error then Geouge completed the rally with a two-run single.  The Pioneers answered back in the bottom half.  Taylor MacDonald was hit by a pitch to open the frame and Phlyscia Powell followed with a game-winning triple.

Catawba managed just three hits in the nightcap.  Elizabeth Johnson pitched into the seventh and allowed just two hits, but walked six.  Erin Searcy got the win by getting the final out of the seventh.  Ewing had three hits to lead Tusculum in game two, while Powell added two.

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Game 2 Box

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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