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.

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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) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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Basketball (W) Team Photo