February 20, 2013
Tysinger Tosses Near Perfect Game as Softball Sweeps Barton
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba freshman Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) came within one strike of the throwing the school’s first perfect game in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Barton in softball action at Whitley Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Catawba Indians won the opener 2-0 and the nightcap 4-3. The Lady Indians improve to 8-5 on the year, while the Bulldogs fall to 1-7.
Tysinger was in complete control in the opener. She finally got run support in the sixth inning on a two-out, two-run single from Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Co. HS). Tysinger would record the first two outs of the seventh before Rachel Jordan pulled a 1-2 pitch into the hole between short and third. After a walk, Tysinger got a groundout in end the game and improve to 6-0.
Catawba threatened in the first loading the bases with one out, but Elizabeth Webb got out of the frame when Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) lined into a double play. Tysinger helped herself out in that sixth frame with a two-out single to get Terry to the plate.
Tysinger threw her fourth one-hitter of the season, twice taking no-hitters to the seventh. She fanned 10 on the day. Terry collected two of Catawba’s seven hits in the opener. Webb fell to 0-3, allowing the two runs on seven hits. She walked five and struck out three.
Game two was scoreless until the fourth when Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) and Gibbs hit back-to-back homers. Brann hit a two-run shot as the Lady Indians went up 3-0. Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) tacked on a much-needed insurance with a RBI double in the fifth.
Selena Ashley (Walkertown, NC/E. Forsyth HS) took a one-hitter into the seventh, but the Bulldogs made it close as Rebecka Morgan connected on a three-run homer after a single and an error to start the inning. Ashley settled down to retire the next three batters in order to even her record at 2-2.
Catawba will next be in action at the Catawba Invitational at Salisbury Community Park. Game times are not known at this time due to the weather expected on the weekend.
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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