Softball Opens Season With Sweep of Lander

GREENWOOD, SC -- The Catawba softball enjoyed a successful opening day, sweeping a doubleheader from host Lander on Saturday afternoon at Spears Field.  The Catawba Indians are 2-0, while the Bearcats remain winless at 0-6.

Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) had two hits and scored a pair of runs in the opening win for Catawba.  The junior led off the game with a double and came home on a two-out single by freshman Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, NC/E. Davidson HS).  Lander got an unearned run to tie the game in the second, but the Lady Indians pushed across single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to regain the lead.

Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) put Catawba back on top in the fourth as she singled home Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS), who had tripled with one out.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NC/Madison HS) singled home the run in the fifth, while a single from Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, NC/Bartlett Yancy HS) capped the scoring for Catawba.

Caroline Turner (Kenly, NC/N. Johnston HS) got the start for Catawba and worked the first three innings.  She allowed the unearned run off two hits.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) posted the win with four innings of relief.  She surrendered one hit and fanned four.

Lander threatened in the sixth.  Tysinger gave up a leadoff single and would issue three of her four walks in the frame to allow the run.  Hannah Gatley drew the walk that forced home a run with two outs.  Tysinger worked a perfect seventh to end the contest.

Catawba took advantage of a first-inning error in the nightcap.  Naturile doubled home the first run and then came around to score on a single by Emily D. Huneycutt.  Those two runs would be all Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) would need as she tossed her 12th career shutout by twirling a two-hitter.

The Lady Indians scored in the third on a wild pitch then stretched the lead further in the later innings.  Gerone doubled home one run in the fifth and Shumaker doubled home two more in the sixth.  Both would finish the game with two hits.

Catawba is slated for its home opener on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Pfeiffer beginning at 1 p.m.

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«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