Softball Splits Doubleheader Shutouts at Pfeiffer


MISENHEIMER, N.C -- Catawba and Pfeiffer split a softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Ingram Field.  Catawba grabbed a 4-0 shutout in the opener with the Falcons taking game two 3-0.  The Catawba Indians stand at 3-1 on the year, while Pfeiffer is 6-5. 

Carly Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener to improve to 2-0 on the year.  Pfeiffer loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Tysinger struck out Rebecca Foil to end the game.  The junior walked none, hit one and fanned 10.

Catawba broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning.  Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) doubled with one out and came around to score on a two-out infield single by Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS).  Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) scored on the back end of a double steal and Tysinger singled home Stinnard for the 3-0 lead.

Turner picked up two hits in the opener and capped the scoring with a home run in the sixth.  Eight of the nine starters had hits for the Lady Indians.  Kristin Durant (2-1) suffered her first loss for Pfeiffer. 

Game two was also scoreless into the fifth before Pfeiffer grabbed the lead on a two-out home run from Chandler Walker.  She homered with one out after a leadoff single by Rachel Crowder.  Jaclyn Boever added a solo home run in the sixth.  Walker and Boever both had two hits in the game.

Naturile had two hits for Catawba.  The Lady Indians also got hits from Stinnard, Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) and Holli Chandler (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS), who led off game two with a double.

Sam Jarmusch (1-1) earned the win in the circle for Pfeiffer.  She recorded the shutout and allowed five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Turner (1-1) took the loss for Catawba.  She allowed the three runs off six hits while walking two and striking out two.

The Lady Indians travel to UNC Pembroke on Saturday for a 1 pm doubleheader.

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