Softball Opens SAC Play With a Pair of Shutouts Against Mars Hill


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College softball team opened up South Atlantic Conference action with a doubleheader sweep of Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians took down Mars Hill by scores of 4-0 and 6-0 to improve to 17-6 overall and 2-0 in the SAC.  The Mars Hill Lions fall to 12-8 and 0-2.

In the first game the Lady Indians struck early.  In the first inning, a double by Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, NC/W. Stanly HS) scored Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) for a 1-0 lead.  The Lady Indians would not need to score again, but would add insurance in the third when a Lion error in right field brought in freshman Kristen Stinnard (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS). 

In the sixth, Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) would give the Indians more insurance as she unloaded a two-run homer over the left field wall. 

Tysinger pitched another complete game to tally the win for Catawba and improve to 11-2 on the year.  Tysinger struck out eight while giving up just four hits and stranding six runners in posting her third shutout. 

Mars Hill’s Taylor Hussey tossed a complete game in the loss, falling to 4-4 on the season.  Hussey gave up six hits while posting three strikeouts.   

In game two, the Lady Indians pulled away quickly again as they put four across the plate in the first inning.   With runners at second and third, Emily D. Huneycutt started things off with a one-out sacrifice fly that brought in Stinnard.  A Taylor Adams (Smithfield, NC/N. Johnston HS) line drive up the middle would bring in Tysinger with two outs.  Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) followed with a doubled to left, setting up a two-run single from Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NC/Madison HS). 

Catawba would score on an error in the fourth and a wild pitch in the sixth for its final runs.

Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) recorded the win for Catawba in the second game, improving to 2-1.  She allowed just three hits.  Katie Smith (Goodwater, AL/Soosa Central HS) closed out the last three innings for her first save. 

Jamie Booze suffered her first loss of the year for the Lions, falling to 4-1.  She went four innings and allowed four earned runs off six hits.  Allie Carrigan tossed the final two innings and gave up one run on two hits. 

Tysinger and Stinnard led the way offensively for the Tribe, pounding out three hits on the day.  Adams only played in the second game for Catawba, but went 2-for-3.

Booze had three hits in the doubleheader.  Jamie Hockaday joined Booze with two hits in game two.

Catawba will travel to Coker on Tuesday afternoon for another SAC match-up.  First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box


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«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 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 3-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 13-14

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 2-7

February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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