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.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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