Big Hits From Adams And Tysinger Help Softball Sweep Past Carson-Newman

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept both ends of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader against visiting Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores 2-1 and 7-5 and upped its record to 21-6 overall and 6-0 in the SAC.  The Lady Eagles fall to 22-8 and 3-3.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) pitched Catawba to both wins and also hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the third inning of game two.  She improved her record in the circle to 14-2.

The opener was a duel between Tysinger and Sarah Howard (Georgetown, KY).  Carson-Newman took the lead on a solo homer by Brittany Hefner (Talbott, TN) in the fourth.  That would be the lone blemish against Tysinger as she allowed just four hits in the opener with no walks and a dozen strikeouts.

In the Catawba fifth, Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) walked with one out and Kristen Stinnard (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS) reached on an infield single.  After a ground out and a walk to Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, NC/Bartlett Yancy HS), Taylor Adams (Smithfield, NC/N. Johnston HS) had got the big hit for the Lady Indians, lacing a 3-2 pitch to left field to plate two runs.

Tysinger made those runs hold up, retiring the final 11 Carson-Newman hitters in the contest.  Hyder had two hits for Catawba.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) had a pair of doubles.

Howard surrendered six hits, walked three and fanned one in taking the loss.  She fell to 10-5 on the year.

Carson-Newman jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning of game two.  Sara Kelley (Ooltewah, TN) doubled home the first run and two more scored on a two-out error.

Catawba battled back in the third.  Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) and Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) started the frame with singles.  Hyder and Stinnard would single home runs with one out and Tysinger put the Lady Indians on top, depositing a 3-2 pitch over the left field fence for a 5-3 Catawba lead.

The Lady Eagles twice got within a run.  Caitlyn Lance (East Ridge, TN) doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth, but Catawba answered on a RBI single by Brann in the bottom half of the frame.  Kelley homered in the sixth with the Lady Indians getting that run right back on a RBI double from Brann.

Tysinger earned the win in relief, going six frames and allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.  Brann had three hits and two RBI, while Stinnard and Burgess each had two hits.

Kelley and Hefner had two hits for Carson-Newman.  Kalyn Davis (Danville, KY) fell to 10-3 with the loss for C-N.  She allowed four runs on five hits over two and a third innings.  Howard allowed three runs on four hits in relief.

The Lady Indians will travel to Newberry on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

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October 1

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

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

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

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

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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.

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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