Softball Takes Wins Over LeMoyne and #4 North Georgia

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba grabbed two wins on Sunday afternoon in the Catawba Invitational Softball Tournament at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians started with a 1-0 win over LeMoyne in nine innings, then upset #4 North Georgia 2-1.  The wins improve the Lady Indians to 10-5.

Catawba scored the lone run against LeMoyne (1-1) on a sacrifice fly from Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NC/Madison HS).  Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) started the inning at second and went to third on a bunt single by Michaela Boyd (Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS).  Gerone followed with the winning fly ball.

Freshman Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) pitched the win.  She surrendered just two hits, walked two and fanned a dozen.  She stranded the extra-inning runner at second without advancing in both the eighth and ninth.  Only one runner reached third in the game for the Dolphins.

Sarah Harrison was the tough-luck loser.  She allowed just the unearned run off three hits and struck out 11. 

Tysinger was also in the circle for the upset of the nationally-ranked Saints (14-3).  She improved to 8-0, allowing just a single run on five hits with eight strikeouts.  Courtney Poole (10-1) suffered her first loss for North Georgia.  She allowed two runs (one earned) off eight hits with five strikeouts.

Catawba jumped on top in the third innings when Emily Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) led off with a home run.  The Saints answered that run in the bottom half of the inning on a two-out single by Callie Fernandez.

The Lady Indians scored the decisive run in the fourth.  Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) singled and moved to second and third on a throwing error.  After dropping a foul ball off the bat of Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, SW Randolph HS), the sophomore made the Saints pay with a single off the pitchers glove that plated pinch-runner Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS).

Tysinger made the run stand up.  The freshman sat down the final 12 batters she faced after a bunt single by Sarah Johnson to start the fourth. 

Gibbs and Huneycutt each had two hits for the lady Indians.  Fernandez had a pair of hits for North Georgia.

Catawba is scheduled to play Massachusetts-Lowell on Monday at 11 a.m. at Salisbury Community Park.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo