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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«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 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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