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.
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