April 6, 2013
Softball Creeps Within a Game of SAC Lead After Sweep of Mars Hill
MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from co-leading Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon at Ponder Park. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 2-0 and 7-3 to improve to 28-14 overall and 9-5 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 20-9 and 9-5.
Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) threw her third straight shutout in the opener for Catawba. It marked her 10th on the season as she scattered four hits, walked two and struck out nine.
The Lady Indians got the only run Tysinger would need in the top of the third. Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) led off with a single and was bunted to second. She moved to third on a single by Kimberly Fesperman (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS) and scored on a double by Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS).
In game two, Catawba got on the board with a two-out single by Emily D. Huneycutt in the top of the first. Mars Hill came right back, scoring twice off Lady Indian starter Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS), but Tysinger came in and worked out of bases loaded, one-out jam to keep the score 2-1.
The Lady Indians pulled even on a RBI single by Fesperman in the forth, but once again Mars Hill answered this time on a run-scoring double by Robyn Stanek for a 3-2 lead. In the fifth, Terry led off with a double and scored on a single by Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) to tie the game once again.
Chandler put Catawba ahead with a solo home run in the sixth then Gibbs gave the Lady Indians some insurance runs with a three-run homer in the seventh. Tysinger kept Catawba in front, earning her second win of the day to improve to 22-6. She allowed a run off five hits over six and two-thirds innings. She walked six and fanned six.
Terry had three hits and scored three runs for Catawba. Gibbs collected four RBI. Stanek had a pair of RBI doubles for Mars Hill Stephanie McGrath also had two hits for the Lions.
Catawba, now just a game out of first place in the SAC, travels to Wingate on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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