Softball Splits Games On Monday At Captain D's Classic

DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Catawba split a pair of softball games on Monday at the Captain D's Classic at Hill Stadium on the campus of North Georgia University.  The Catawba Indians took a 7-5 win over McKendree before falling to the host Nighthawks 3-1.   Catawba is now 8-6 on the season.

The Lady Indians rallied late to top McKendree (4-5).  Catawba trailed 5-3 going to the bottom of the sixth, but got off the deck and scored four times.  With two outs, Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) singled home a run and Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) followed with a RBI single to tie the game.

Turner put Catawba on top as she benefited from a pair of errors to score the go-ahead run.  As Turner swiped second the throw was wild allowing her to go to third.  An overthrow at third sent her home for a 6-5 lead.  Another error in the inning gave the Lady Indians an insurance run.

McKendree jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings.  The first four Bearcat batters reached to start the game as McKendree plated three runs in the first.  A walk, two singles and an error with one out in the second help push the advantage to five runs.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) started the Catawba rally, hitting a two-out home run in the third to get the Lady Indians on the scoreboard.   Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) tacked on two more on her home run in the fourth to make it 5-3.

Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) and Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) had two-hit games for Catawba.  Tysinger, who relieved Turner in the first inning, grabbed the win to improve to 6-2.  She allowed two runs (one earned) off four hits with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.

North Georgia (18-4) managed just five hits off Tysinger, but was able to produce the win.  A leadoff double from Meagan May in the second was cashed in on a single from Victoria Prince.  Prince came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Meredith Heyer.

Catawba cut the deficit in half in the fourth.  Tysinger doubled with one out and came home on a sacrifice fly from Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS).  May got that run back in the Nighthawk fifth with a RBI double with two outs.

The Lady Indians collected just four hits off Courtney Poole (12-1), who earned the win for North Georgia.  Poole walked one and struck out four.  Tysinger (6-3) took the loss and fanned two.  She was named to the all-tournament team.

Catawba is set to start league play on Saturday as it travels to Mars Hill for a 1 pm doubleheader.

McKendree Box

N. Georgia Box

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo