Gerone Collects Six RBI as Softball Splits at UNC Pembroke


PEMBROKE, NC -- Catawba won game two of a softball doubleheader to gain a split with host UNC Pembroke on Sunday afternoon at LRA Field.  UNCP held on for a 6-5 win in the opener, while Catawba pounded the Braves for a 12-2 victory in game two.  The Catawba Indians stand at 6-5 on the season, while UNCP is 5-8.

Catawba fell behind early in game one.  UNC Pembroke scored five times in the first and added another run in the second for a 6-0 advantage.  The big blow was a first-inning grand slam by Brea Hartley.

The Lady Indians chipped away at the deficit.  Catawba scored three times in the fourth on a RBI double from Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) and a two-run double by freshman Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NC/Madison HS). 

Hyder and Gerone also drove in runs in the fifth to cut the margin to 6-5, but Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) lined out to the pitcher with the bases loaded to end the frame.  Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) walked to open the seventh and got to third with two outs, but the Lady Indians could not push across the tying run.

Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Sr. HS) had two hits and scored twice for Catawba. Hyder had two RBI and Gerone three.  Shelby Holland had three hits for the Braves.

Tysinger improved to 5-0 with the win in game two.  She allowed one earned run over seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out a dozen.  Gerone had three hits and three more RBI, while Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) also drove in three runs.

Catawba jumped out quickly as Gibbs and Tysinger had two-run doubles in the first.  Gerone singled home a run in the sixth to stretch the lead to 7-2 then plated two in a five-run seventh that blew the game open.  Hyder and Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) had two hits for Catawba.  Hartley had two of the four UNCP hits.

The Lady Indians will next host Barton on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The doubleheader starts at 1:30 p.m.

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Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00VideoStats


«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 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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