April 12, 2014
Home Runs From Gerone and Shumaker Help Softball Grab Split With LMU
HARROGATE, TN -- Back-to-back home runs by Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) and Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, NC/Bartlett Yancy HS) helped spark Catawba to a split of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader with host Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Neely Field. The Catawba Indians won the opener 6-1 with LMU grabbing a 10-5 win in game two. Catawba is now 24-15 overall and 9-9 in the SAC. The Lady Railsplitters are 24-15 and 10-8.
Lincoln Memorial took the lead after an inning of the opener. Kelly Dreier doubled with two outs, went to third on a single by Payton Brice and scored on a wild pitch. That would be the lone run that LMU would get off Catawba's Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS), who improved to 17-6.
The Lady Indians quickly erased that 1-0 deficit as Gerone led off the second with her home run and Shumaker followed to put Catawba up 2-1. Catawba added to its lead in the fourth, using five hits to plate three runs.
With one out in the fourth, Gerone and Shumaker singled and Taylor Adams (Smithfield, NC/N. Johnston HS) plated the first run with a single and Morgan Brann (Beulaville, NC/E. Duplin HS) brought in the next run on the fourth straight hit in the inning. After an out, Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, NC/E. Davidson HS) singled home the final run of the frame.
Gerone capped her opening game with a sacrifice fly to score Tysinger, who had tripled, in the fifth. Tysinger pitched around five hits, walked none and fanned 10, including striking out the side in the seventh to end it.
Gerone, Shumaker and Adams all had two hits for Catawba in the opener. Gerone collected two RBI. Dreier had two of the five hits for LMU.
Both teams had big scoring innings in the nightcap. A dropped foul popup on what would have been the third out jump started a four-run second for the Lady Railsplitters. Given a second chance, Jaclyn Cokeroft singled to load the bases and Emilee Soloman followed with a two-run single. A bunt single by Brianna Mulkey brought home another run and the final tally came on another error.
Down 4-0, Catawba roared back in the third to take the lead. Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) tripled home a run and scored on an error. Shumaker was hit by a pitch to force in a run, while Adams plated two on a sacrifice fly to give the Lady Indians a 5-4 lead.
LMU retook the lead in the bottom half with three runs and added three more in the fifth to go up 10-5. Jennifer Moose capped the scoring with a two-run double in the fifth.
Chandler had two of Catawba's six hits in game two. Bruce produced three hits for LMU, while Soloman had three RBI on two hits. Mulkey and Laura Taricano also collected two hits. Kristen Toole (6-6) earned the win. She allowed five runs (two earned) over the seven innings.
The Lady Indians will host Wingate in another league doubleheader on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
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Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4)
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
Softball vs BARTON noon
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.
Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
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.
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.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
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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