Tysinger Fans 14 and Hits Game-Winning Homer in Win Over Tusuclum


SALISBURY, NC -- Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) threw an 11-inning complete game, tying the school record with 14 strikeouts, and hit a go-ahead solo home run in the final inning to lift Catawba to a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Tusculum in the 2013 Food Lion SAC Softball Championship on Friday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Catawba improves to 31-17 and will face Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in the winner's bracket final.  The Pioneers, now 31-18, will face Mars Hill in on Saturday in an elimination game. 

Tysinger’s home run broke a two-all tie in extras after the Pioneers rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 10th.  Tysinger (24-8)  worked all 11 innings in the circle, throwing 146 pitches.  She allowed two runs (one earned) off six hits with the record 14 strikeout.  Tysinger walked none, but did hit two batters.

Catawba threatened right off the bat with a leadoff triple by Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS).  A diving play by Nicole Ball, a strikeout and groundout got Kelly King out of the inning without any damage. 

The Indians would brake through in the top of the third.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) led off with a single through the left side.  Gerone advanced to second on a groundout, and a Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) bunt single put runners at the corners with one out.  Tara Gibbs’ (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) single to center field scored Gerone and gave Catawba a 1-0 lead. 

A leadoff double in the top of the fifth by Lindsey Umberger broke up a string of 12-straight retired by Tysinger to start the game.  An infield single by Katie Brennan put runners at the corners with none out, but Tysinger rallied to strike out the side to keep the Indians up 1-0.

TC would push across the tying run in the bottom of the sixth.  Alix Kruel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.  After a sacrifice bunt by Carolyn Williamson and a passed ball, Miranda Beeler beat out an infield single to put runners at the corners with one out.  Kaytlin Stroinski scored Kruel from third with an RBI groundout to first to tie the score. 
Neither team was able to push across any runs in the seventh, and the game headed to extra-innings. 

The Indians struck for a run in the 10th-inning. Terry drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Chandler. Gibbs laced a single through the left side to break the tie and give Catawba a 2-1 lead. 

Tusculum rallied to tie the score back up in the bottom of the 10th.  Ball led off with a double and moved over to third when Samantha Silver reached on an error.  Ball came in to score when Silver intentionally got into a rundown between first and second.  The Pioneers were unable to push across another run and the game headed to the 11th. 

Tysinger crushed a one-out homer in the top half of the 11th to put Catawba back on top.  The homer was the freshman’s third of the season.  The Pioneers threatened in the bottom of the 11th and put a runner on second with one out, but Tysinger struck out the final two batters to close out the victory. 

Gibbs drove in the first two runs for Catawba, going 2-for-5.  Terry and Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) also had a pair of hits for Catawba.  Williamson had the only multi-hit game for the Pionerrs with a pair of singles.

The final two games of Friday were unable to be played leaving the start time for Catawba's Saturday game uncertain.  Games will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday instead of the original time of 11 a.m

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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