March 31, 2012
Softball Splits Doubleheader With SAC-Leading Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba splits a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader against host Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at Edmonds Field. The teams traded shutouts with the Catawba Indians winning the opener 4-0 and the Pioneers taking game two 1-0. The Lady Indians stand at 26-13 overall and 6-3 in the SAC, while Tusculum is 26-15 and 9-3.
Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) tossed a two-hitter in helping Catawba to the game one win. She improved to 11-7 as the senior walked two and struck out five. Only one Pioneer runner advanced past first base.
Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) gave Catawba the lead with a solo homer with two outs in the second. Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) had back-to-back to RBI doubles in the fifth to help the Lady Indians extend their lead. Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) singled home the final run.
Hyder had three hits in the opener, while Burgess had a pair of hits. Catawba collected 10 hits off Elizabeth Johnson, the nation’s winningest pitcher, who fell to 22-9.
Kaytlin Stroinski shut out Catawba in game two on three hits. The Pioneers scored the lone run in the second on back-to-back double with two outs by Katie Brennan and Paige Sneed. Stroinski walked one and fanned four in improving to 1-3.
Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) also surrendered just three hits, but the consecutive doubles led to the loss, dropping the sophomore to 12-6. Gibbs and Burgess had hits for Catawba along with Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS).
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