Softball Drops Two Extra-Inning Games Without Allowing An Earned Run


NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba squandered two excellent pitching performances in dropping a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader to host Newberry on Wednesday afternoon at the Smith Road Complex.  Newberry won the opener 2-1 in nine innings and game two 1-0 in eight innings.  The Wolves improve to 17-15 overall and 4-4 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 21-8 and 6-2.

Catawba was hurt by the inability to get runners home from scoring position.  In the opener, the Lady Indians had seven runners at second or third with less than two outs and could only plate one run.  Catawba failed to get three home from scoring position with no outs in game two.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) broke her own school mark with 16 strikeouts in the opener without walking a batter.  She allowed six hits and two unearned runs in falling to 14-3.  Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) gave up only a seventh-innings single with three walks and six strikeouts.  She dropped to 3-2, giving up a lone unearned run.

In the opener, Newberry took a 1-0 lead in the second.  Leah Hosking led off with a single and was sacrificed to second.  She came around to score on a throwing error.  In the ninth, with a runner at second, Gabby Bedard reached on a bunt single with Casey Nellums scoring on an overthrow.

Catawba had battled back to tie the game in the sixth.  Kristen Stinnard (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS) and Tysinger singled to start the inning.  Both moved up on a ground out and Stinnard scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Adams (Smithfield, NC/N. Johnston HS).

Catawba hit into a lineout double play in the eighth to erase its runner at second.  Tysinger stranded the Newberry runner with a popup and two strikeouts.  The Lady Indians failed to advance the runner in the ninth with a strikeout and two ground outs before Newberry won it on the first batter of the bottom half.

Bedard led Newberry at the plate, collecting three of the six hits.  Madison Burnett (5-6) picked up the win as she went nine innings and allowed the one run on six hits with seven strikeouts. 

Stinnard had two hits for Catawba. 

Catawba had scoring chances in game two, but failed to get a run home.  Adams led off the second with a double and was sacrificed to third before being stranded.  Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) singled to start the sixth and went all the way to third on an error, but again Catawba could not push the run across.

Huneycutt survived two walks in the fourth and an error and a walk in the fifth, stranding both runners each time.  Newberry did not get a hit until Hailey Drawe led off the seventh with a single.  The Wolves got the winning run home in the eighth without a hit.  Katie Capobiano was placed on second, was sacrificed to third and scored on a bunt.

Hyder had two of Catawba three hits in the nightcap.

The Lady Indians will be on the road again this Saturday as they travel to Tusculum for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC), 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC), 6th of 11Stats


«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo