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.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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Tennis (W) Team Photo