Tysinger Sets Strikeout Record as Softball Splits With Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba battled league-leading Tusculum to a split in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The visiting Pioneers won the opener 2-1, while the Catawba Indians grabbed game two 6-1.  The Lady Indians are now 24-14 overall and 5-5 in the SAC, while Tusculum is 21-14 and 9-3.

Catawba rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win game two.  The Pioneers went on top in the third as Kaytlin Stroinski ((Howell, MI) led off the frame with a solo home run.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) entered later in the inning to keep the Pioneers from adding to their lead.

The Lady Indians went to the fourth inning without a hit, by Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) looped a single to center with one-out.  Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) hit the next pitch out to left center for a two-run homer to put Catawba on top.  The Lady Indians went on six straight hits with one out and Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) added a two-run single in the frame.

Tysinger shut down Tusculum the rest of the way, allowing just one hit and a walk over the final four innings with seven strikeouts.  She got the win in relief to improve to 18-6 and also set a new school record for strikeouts in a season with 238.

Tusculum broke a scoreless tie in the opener with a run off a wild pitch in the fifth.  Alix Kruel (Horicon, WI) and Carolyn Williamson (Knoxville, TN) had singled with two outs to load the bases and Katie Brennan (Manassas, VA), who had singled with one out, scored the opening run.  The Pioneers benefited from a two-out Catawba error to add another run in the sixth as Brennan picked up a RBI single.

The Lady Indians got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS), but a baserunner erased at third.  Tysinger flied out to end the inning with a runner at second.  Elizabeth Johnson (Lawrenceville, WI) sat down Catawba in order in the seventh to improve to 9-8.

Catawba travels to Brevard on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader, rescheduled from an earlier rainout.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 0-3 LVideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 40-13 WAudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 1-3 LVideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

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

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

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