Chandler Enjoys 3-for-6 Afternoon in Softball's Doubleheader Loss to Wingate


SALISBURY, NC -- Wingate handed host Catawba a pair of losses, sweeping a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Bulldogs won by the scores of 4-0 and 3-2 as they improve to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 24-17 and 9-11.

Mellena Helms (Concord, NC) helped spark Wingate.  She had a solo home run in the opener then collected three hits and scored two runs in the game two victory.  Stacey Houser (Mooresville, NC) won both games for the Bulldogs as she upped her record to 21-7.

Wingate did all its scoring in the first two innings of the opener.  In the first inning, an out was followed by a single and three walks to plate the initial run.  Shannen Adams (Ayden, NC) delivered a two-out, two-run single to push the lead to 3-0.  Helms homered with one out the second to make it 4-0.

Houser did the rest in the opener.  She held Catawba without a hit until Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) singled to lead off the sixth.  The Lady Indians had two on with two outs after a hit by Holli Chandler (New London, NC/W. Stanly HS), but Houser got a pop up to end the inning.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, NY/Madison HS) had the other hit to start the seventh.

Adams had two hits in the opener along with Olivia Smith (Chesapeake, VA) for Wingate.  Houser gave up the three hits, walked one and struck out three in the opening win.  She sat down 13 straight at one point after a two-out walk to Gerone in the first until Hyder's hit in the sixth.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) struggled with her control, walking four and allowing three hits before being lifted one batter into the third inning.  All four runs were charged to her and she fanned four.  Caroline Turner (Kenly, NC/N. Johnston HS) hurled five scoreless innings of relief.  She allowed three hits, walked one and recorded four strikeouts.

Helms tripled to start game two and scored on a groundout by Taylor Laskey (Cherryville, NC) to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.  After a pair of walks, Tysinger tied it for Catawba on a RBI single in the bottom half of the inning.  The Lady Indians grabbed the lead in the third.  Chandler led off with a double and scored on a base hit by Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, NC/Bartlett Yancy HS).

Wingate was able to tie the game in the fourth.  Kayla Saliga (Asheboro, NC) doubled with one out and scored on a two-out single by Hayley Whitley (Monroe, NC).   Helms singled to start the Bulldog fifth, was sacrificed to second, and scored the go-ahead run on a hit by Laskey.

The Lady Indians left a pair of runners in scoring position in the fifth and threatened again in the seventh.  Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, NC/E. Davidson HS) singled to start the inning and was sacrificed to second.  Pinch-hitter Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) singled sharply to center to put runners on the corners.  After a groundout, Houser issued a two-out walk to Shumaker and got Tysinger to ground out to short to end the game.

Helms had three of the seven Wingate hits.  Laskey had a pair of RBI.  Chandler doubled twice for Catawba.

Houser picked up the win in relief.  She tossed four and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing three hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout.  Tysinger (17-8) took her second loss of the day in relief.  The sophomore gave up one run on two hits with six strikeouts in three and a third innings.

The Lady Indians will close out the regular season on Friday, hosting Brevard for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

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«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) 6 p.m.

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 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

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

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

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

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

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 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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