Trio Earn All-SAC Softball Honors


ROCK HILL, SC -- Three Catawba players earned post-season softball honors from the South Atlantic Conference.  Sophomore pitcher Carley Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) and freshman outfielder Kristen Stinnard (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS) were named second team All-SAC, while freshman utility player Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, NC/Bartlett Yancy HS) garnered honorable mention honors.  The awards were announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Tysinger is currently 17-9 in the circle this season.  She has tossed four shutouts and has posted a 1.21 ERA.  Over 161 and a third innings, Tysinger has allowed 97 hits, walked 39 and struck out 232 batters.  Her 10.93 strikeouts per seven innings leads the league as does her .167 opponents batting average.

Stinnard is hitting .236 on the season, but in league games has sported a team-best .286 average.  She has hit a pair of doubles while driving in three runs and scoring a team-high 22 runs.  Stinnard also leads the team with five stolen bases.

Shumaker leads the team in average at .321 on the year.  She has seen action behind the plate and at third base.  Shumaker also leads the team with 29 RBI and five home runs.

2014 South Atlantic Conference Softball Award Winners
All-SAC First Team
C – Taylor Laskey, Wingate
1B – Danielle Swygert, Anderson
2B – Jamie Hockaday, Mars Hill
SS – Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B – Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
OF – Molly Child, Anderson
OF – Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
DP – Kayla Saliga, Wingate
UTIL. – Alyssa Miller, Brevard
P – Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Stacey Houser, Wingate
All-SAC Second Team
C – Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
1B – Sydney Landreth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B – Mellena Helms, Wingate
SS – Abby Child, Anderson
3B – Robyn Stanek, Mars Hill
OF – Taylor Rosenbalm, Queens
OF – Sydney Weatherford, Coker
OF – Kristen Stinnard, Catawba
OF – Courtney Czentnar, Anderson
OF – Carolyn Williamson, Tusculum
DP – Kaitlyn Bodine, Queens
UTIL. – Amanda Snow, Lincoln Memorial
P – Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P – Katelynn Howser, Anderson
All-SAC Honorable Mention
C – Emily Boykin, Brevard
1B – Caitlyn Lance, Carson-Newman
2B – Jessica Neidigh, Anderson
SS – Alexis Burrell, Wingate
3B – Sara Kelley, Carson-Newman
OF – Dakota Keller, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP – Ashley Oliver, Lenoir-Rhyne
UTIL. – Katherine Shumaker, Catawba
P – Kelly King, Tusculum
P – Jamie Hrobak, Brevard
SAC Player of the Year: Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
SAC Pitcher of the Year: Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
SAC Freshman of the Year: Courtney Czentnar, Anderson
SAC Coach of the Year: Tommy Hewitt, Anderson

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