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

No events are scheduled today


«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Lacrosse (W) Team Photo