Tysinger and Gerone Key Softball's Split With #21 WV Wesleyan

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba split a softball doubleheader with 21st-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba won the opener 4-0 before the Bobcats claimed a 2-1 win in the nightcap that was stopped in the top of the seventh due to snow.  The Lady Indians go to 5-4 on the season, while WV Wesleyan is 3-1.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) tossed her third straight one-hit shutout in the opening win for the Lady Indians.  The freshman flirted with a no-hitter until Paige Cummings broke up the bid with a leadoff single in the seventh.  Tysinger ran her scoreless innings streak to 26 and has allowed just eight hits over 33 innings of work this year.

Catawba scored the only runs Tysinger would need in the first.  With two outs, Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) doubled and scored on a single by Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS).  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NC/Madison HS) followed with a two-run homer and a 3-0 lead. 

The Lady Indians tacked on a run in the sixth on sacrifice fly from Tysinger.  Gerone paced Catawba with three hits, while Hyder and Gibbs each had two.  Tysinger allowed just the one hit, walked one, hit one and fanned nine. 

In game two, the Bobcats took the early lead.  Cummings doubled with two outs and WVW survived a third out when Megan Malenstyn reached on a wild pitch after striking out.  Kaitlyn Carey brought home the run when she followed with an infield single.

West Virginia Wesleyan added an unearned run in the fourth before Catawba tried to rally in the sixth.  Tysinger was hit by a pitch and Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) doubled her home with one out.  Kovalcin got to third on a Hyder bunt, but Gibbs fouled out to end the frame.  The game as stopped briefly then resumed, but the snows became to heavy to finish the final inning.

The Bobcats had only three hits off Selena Ashley (Walkertown, NC/E. Forsyth HS), but it was enough support for Carey, who surrendered just a run on two hits.  Gerone had the other hit for Catawba. 

The Lady Indians travel to UNC Pembroke on Sunday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 0-3 LVideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 40-13 WAudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo