March 9, 2015
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.
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.
Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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