Softball Snaps Five-Game Slide With Doubleheader Split With Queens


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba and Queens battled to a split in a tightly contested South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  Queens won the opener 1-0 in eight innings, while the Catawba Indians claimed a 3-2 win in game two.  Catawba snapped a five-game losing streak and now stands at 22-11 overall and 7-5 in the SAC.  The Royals are 15-17 and 3-7.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) pitched both games for Catawba and moved her record to 15-5.  She did not allow an earned run in the opener, giving up five hits with a walk and 14 strikeouts.  Tysinger allowed two runs (one earned) off four hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts in the nightcap while also hitting a game-winning, two-run homer in the sixth.

In game two, Catawba got on the board first on a solo home run by Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) in the second.  The Royals tied the game in the third when Whitney Britt beat a throw home on a grounder back to Tysinger.

The Lady Indians had just one base runner after Gerone's homer until Kristen Stinnard (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS)  singled with one out in the sixth.  Tysinger followed, connecting on a 1-0 pitch for her go-ahead homer to left.

Queens cut the Catawba lead to a single run in the seventh on a two-out single from Taylor Rosenbalm.  She moved into scoring position on a wild pitch, but Tysinger struck out Kaitlyn Bodine to end it. 

Tysinger had two of the five Catawba hits.  Britt collected two of the four hits for the Royals.  Lyndey McCurry (6-6) took the loss for Queens.  She allowed three runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts.

Queens' Ashley Rollins (5-6) kept the Catawba bats silent in the opener.  She took a perfect game to the sixth before issuing a four-pitch walk with two outs to Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS).  Stinnard broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff infield single in the seventh, but was stranded after being sacrificed to second.

The Royals had a pair of runners on in both the second and seventh innings against Tysinger, but the sophomore came up with third-out strikeouts each time to keep the game scoreless.  Queens finally broke through in the eighth as Britt, who started on second, raced home on a throwing error on a bunt by Micaela Hayes.

Catawba got its tiebreak runner to third after a sacrifice in the bottom of the eighth, but Rollins got a lineout to left and a flyout to center to secure the shutout. 

The Lady Indians travel to Anderson on Saturday afternoon for a league doubleheader at 2 p.m.

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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

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Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

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Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

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Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

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Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

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Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

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Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

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

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

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Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

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Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

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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 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Queens 7:30 p.m.

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

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

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

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

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

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

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