Softball Sweeps Doubleheader from Lincoln Memorial

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up wins in both ends of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 9-1 and 2-1.  With the wins, Catawba improves to 22-12 overall and 3-3 in the SAC.  The Lady Railsplitters fall to 20-15 and 3-7.

The Lady Indians ended the opener in six innings.  Catawba took the lead with a four-run third and ended the game with four runs in the sixth.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) fell one strikeout shy of the school mark for the third time this year as she fanned 13 in six innings.  The freshman allowed the run on just three hits. 

Catawba put together four straight hits with one out in the third inning to take the lead on a singly by Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS).  After a run on a passed ball, Tysinger singled home the final two runs of the frame for the 4-0 lead.

Lincoln Memorial got its only run on a solo homer by Sarah Walz (Innisfail, Alberta, CANADA) in the fourth.  Catawba was then able to end the game with an outburst in the sixth.  Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) singled home a run and Hyder tripled home a pair.  Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) singled home the game-ending run.

Hyder finished with two hits and three RBI for Catawba.  Huneycutt and Tysinger both had two hits and a pair of RBI.  Kovalcin and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) each had two hits as the Lady Indians pounded out a dozen hits in the opener.

Walz had two of the three hits for the Lady Railsplitters.  Samantha Smith (Knoxville, TN) took the loss, falling to 14-8.

Both teams squander early scoring chances in game two.  Lincoln Memorial left the bases loaded in the first and Catawba opened its half of the first with three consecutive hits, but would leave two.  LMU threatened again in the fourth after a two-out double by Kristi Franz (Vandalia, OH) put two runners on.  Tysinger entered to post a strikeout to end the inning.

Gibbs doubled to open Catawba’s fourth and would score on a sacrifice fly by Huneycutt to give the Lady Indians a 1-0 edge.  Gibbs increased the lead with a solo home run in the sixth.  The Lady Railsplitters started the seventh with a runner reaching on an error and a double by Laura Taricano (Bradenton, FL), but Tysinger limited LMU to a single run on a sacrifice fly by Kirstin Toole (De Bary, FL).

Tysinger got the win to improve to 16-4.  She allowed an unearned and one hit over her three and a third innings and struck out five.  Gibbs was the offensive star with three hits (two doubles and a homer) and scored both runs.  Amanda Snow (Knoxville, TN) took the loss to fall to 3-4.  She surrendered just two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

Catawba travels to Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday for a league doubleheader that begins at 3 p.m.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE, 7:00Stats


«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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 WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

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